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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    


 

    Cleck Here To Submit Comments, Etc.   

 


 

 

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


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

 


Click envelope to send questions, comments or constructive criticisms about this webpage to

Alan D. Baker

 


or write:

Alan D. Baker

3041 Tipperary Drive

Tallahassee, Florida  32309-3326

 


 

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Web Page Updated: 07/02/2015 05:31:23 PM