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The founding of this little town by the sea is an often ignored accomplishment of members of the Christian Church, also known as the Disciples of Christ, of the Washington, D.C. area and Pennsylvania. They settled here in an era when the popular summer camp meetings sometimes led to permanent towns with religious names along the Atlantic. A nationwide competition led to the naming of Bethany and the winner, H. L. Atkinson, of the University of Chicago, received an ocean-front lot as his prize. Today Bethany may not be exactly as its founders dreamed in 1901 as they sought a gathering place on the Atlantic: “A suitable tract of land for a permanent yearly seaside assembly for the Christian Churches of this country.” Yet in many ways Bethany reflects the character stamped on it by those early settlers, who in the words of a founding father, Dr. F. D. Power, Washington minister, were looking for “a haven of rest for quiet people,” presenting a “safe and rational way of spending the heated term.” Today sea and sand lovers of many persuasions are still searching for serenity and solace and rationality for that “heated term.” It no longer takes two days to get here from Pittsburgh or a whole day from Washington, as some old timers remember. Ice is no longer kept back on the Evans pond to refrigerate the summer’s fish and chicken. Fogging machines, not bullfrogs, are now expected to keep the mosquito population down. Gone are the songs, the poetry and the cheers and the Bethany Herald. There is no ban on Sunday bathing and sales of tobacco, candy and soft drinks. And gone too is the octagonal auditorium known as “The Tabernacle,” (1) once a landmark in the vast assembly Grounds (2) of the Christian Missionary Society at the town’s entrance.

 

Bethany Beach Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Bethany Beach

33298 Lagoona Dr , Unit 14 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33298 Lagoona Dr , Unit 14, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718806)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $339,900
303 2nd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 303 2nd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718758)
4 beds 3 baths 2,200 sqft $675,000
963 Terrapin Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 963 Terrapin Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718735)
3 beds 3 baths 1,904 sqft $409,900
56196 Pine Branch Court Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56196 Pine Branch Court, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718692)
4 beds 4 baths 3,000 sqft $750,000
826C Beach Haven Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 826C Beach Haven Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718696)
3 beds 3 baths 1,200 sqft $279,900
Lot 3 Argyle lane , Unit 3 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of Lot 3 Argyle lane , Unit 3, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718637)
0 beds 0 baths $250,000
307 Azalea Court , Unit 307-C Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 307 Azalea Court , Unit 307-C, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718662)
3 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $358,000
33630 Southwinds Lane , Unit 50008 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33630 Southwinds Lane , Unit 50008, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718603)
3 beds 2 baths 1,108 sqft $289,900
334 YORK ROAD Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 334 YORK ROAD, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718583)
4 beds 3 baths 3,580 sqft $895,000
39268 Evergreen Way , Unit 9808 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39268 Evergreen Way , Unit 9808, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718548)
2 beds 2 baths 1,124 sqft $250,000
111 Cedarwood Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 111 Cedarwood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718540)
3 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $1,175,000
750 Bayberry Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 750 Bayberry Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718525)
3 beds 3 baths 1,812 sqft $350,000
433 Bethany Pines Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 433 Bethany Pines, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718511)
3 beds 3 baths 1,284 sqft $325,000
31961 JEREMYS BRANCH , Unit 6 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31961 JEREMYS BRANCH , Unit 6, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718195)
3 beds 4 baths 1,950 sqft $459,000
29 Loretta Street , Unit 29 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 29 Loretta Street , Unit 29, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718483)
0 beds 0 baths $459,900
102n Annapolis House , Unit 102 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 102n Annapolis House , Unit 102, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718496)
1 bed 1 bath 650 sqft $229,000
960 N Pennsylvania Ave, Mallard Landing , Unit 6 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 960 N Pennsylvania Ave, Mallard Landing , Unit 6, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718250)
4 beds 4 baths 2,280 sqft $1,145,000
103 Georgetowne House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 103 Georgetowne House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718484)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $509,000
717 C Treetop Lane Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 717 C Treetop Lane, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718449)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $214,900
622 New Providence, Unit 50 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 622 New Providence, Unit 50, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718401)
3 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft $339,900

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:00 am by Bill Cullin