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HISTORIC BETHEL DELAWARE

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.

 

 

 

Approach To The Town Of Bethel

 


 

    A Nice Article on Delaware On Line by Molly Murray    

 


 

BETHEL EVENTS:


Skipjack exhibit at Bethel Museum... The Bethel Museum is featuring a documentary film and exhibit about the historic skipjack, the Ida May. The film and exhibit has been featured at several other maritime museums on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Bethel Museum, which will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following Sundays: Aug. 11, 25; and Sept. 8, 22, is located at 312 First St., Bethel. The museum also continues to feature its exhibits on sailing rams built in Bethel.
 

 


 

Woodland Ferry Festival

The Woodland Ferry Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the historic community of Woodland. Vendors and exhibitors will line Woodland Church Road offering food, crafts, and a variety of exhibits and demonstrations. The "Battle of the Bands" between Seaford and Laurel High schools will take place on the ferry. Ferry rides for foot passengers will be offered throughout the day along with a silent auction and duck train rides for the kids. Woodland Ferry crockery will be available for purchase. Entertainment provided by "The Good News Tour," Charlie Paparella and the "Olivet Church String Band" with guests the Lilley Family and the "Out of Order" bluegrass band. A breakfast will be held in the Woodland Church Community Hall beginning around 7:30 a.m. for a small fee. To vend or exhibit, contact Linda Allen at linda5nature@comcast.net or 629-5659 or Linda Hallbrook at heartwoodlinda@comcast.net or 381-4242.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSSEX COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKER

 

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Bethel  Shipyard Sign

 

LOCATION: On 492A next to Broad Creek Bridge in Bethel.

 

 


 

The Victory Chimes

The Victory Chimes was built in Bethel, Delaware in 1900

 

The "VICTORY CHIMES" WEB SITE

BETHEL INFORMATION

BETHEL TOWN CHARTER

 


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PHOTOS

OLD BETHEL PHOTOS

PHOTOS OF BETHEL

PAINTING OF OLD BETHEL SCHOOL

Links

WOODLAND FERRY

LAUREL AUCTION MARKET




 

 

 

Bethel Veterans

 

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

 


 

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Alan D. Baker

3041 Tipperary Drive

Tallahassee, Florida  32309-3326

 


 

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Web Page Updated: 01/19/2014 09:11:30 AM