Welcome to history -- The entire town of Bethel, a quaint village of Victorian and Italianate architecture with a population of 199, is on the National Historic Register. Bethel was founded in the late 1700s and incorporated in the 1880s. The town, located on the north bank of the Broad Creek near Laurel, was a prosperous shipbuilding community in the 1800's and many of the homes were built by ship carpenters for sea captains of that period.
This page was started on September 4, 1999 and is dedicated to my father and mother; Marshall and Julia "Shelia" Baker, who spent most of their adult lives in this quaint community in Southwestern Sussex County in Delaware. This is also the place where my brother, sister and I grew up.
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SUSSEX COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKER
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Bethel Shipyard Sign
LOCATION: On 492A next to Broad Creek Bridge in Bethel.
Bill Baker's Bethel Brochure
The Victory Chimes was built in Bethel, Delaware in 1900
The "VICTORY CHIMES" WEB SITE
BETHEL TOWN CHARTER
BETHEL YOUNGSTERS - 1943
OLD BETHEL PHOTOS
PHOTOS OF BETHEL
PAINTING OF OLD BETHEL SCHOOL
Bethel Veteran Honored
Vietnam Mailbag : Voices from the War: 1969 - 1972
A New Book About Delaware Vietnam Veterans
ARTICLE ABOUT SUSSEX COUNTY RESIDENTS K.I.A. IN VIETNAM
SUSSEX COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEBPAGE
SUSSEX COUNTY ONLINE
LAUREL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Alan D. Baker
Alan D. Baker
3041 Tipperary Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3326
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Page Updated: 08/28/2017 02:35:11 PM