Historic Cemeteries

Historic Cemeteries (HM143J)

Location: Oakton, VA 22181 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.94', W 77° 17.586'

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Flint Hill & Oakton Church of the Brethren

Before you is Flint Hill Cemetery, the resting place of many of this area's most prominent Civil War-era civilian and military figures. Twenty-four veterans, including four who served in Confederate Col. John S. Mosby's Partisan Rangers, are buried here. This is believed to be one of the oldest community cemeteries in Fairfax County. The first documented burial occurred in 1852, when present-day Oakton was called Flint Hill.

Josiah B. Bowman, who owned Ayr Hill in Vienna and served as one of Union Gen. Lafayette C. Baker's detectives, a forerunner of the Secret Service, is buried just in front of you. The Lydecker/Freeman family memorial stands behind Bowman's grave. The family-owned store and residence on Church Street in Vienna was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. It was once of these polling places in Fairfax County where the majority of male residents voted against the Ordinance of Secession on May 23, 1861.

The Oakton Church of the Brethren and cemetery are directly behind you. During the congregation's first meeting, on December 25, 1902, it debated whether to build the church there on the site of a Confederate fort. Those who "believed it was good to change a place of war into one of peace" prevailed. The fort faced Vienna, and its front wall is still intact behind the church and parking lot. In this cemetery, Union Pvt. Isaac F. Jenkins is buried on your right beneath the headstone marked "Soldier," and Union Pvt. Jacob Snowden, Co. I, 105th Pennsylvania Infantry, lies under the flat grave marker behind you on your left.
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HM NumberHM143J
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301096 N 4306218
Decimal Degrees38.88233333, -77.29310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.94', W 77° 17.586'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 56.40" N, 77° 17' 35.16" W
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Area Code(s)571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11200 Fairfax Station Rd, Oakton VA 22181, US
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