Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Flint Hill & Oakton Church of the Brethren
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
Erected 2012 by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 52.94′ N, 77° 17.586′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Chain Bridge Road (Virginia Highway 123), on the right when traveling east on Courthouse Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna VA 22181, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ira Noel Gabrielson (approx. half a mile away); Hunter Mill Road (approx. half a mile away); Peyton Anderson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Blenheim (Willcoxon Farm) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Blenheim (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dairy Barn Complex (approx. 1.9 miles away); Salsbury Spring (approx. 1.9 miles away); Blenheim House (approx. 1.9 miles away).
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