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Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Cemeteries

Flint Hill & Oakton Church of the Brethren

 
 
Historic Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
1. Historic Cemeteries Marker
Inscription. 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
Civil War Veterans Buried in the Cemeteries, Upper Portion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
2. Civil War Veterans Buried in the Cemeteries, Upper Portion
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.
 
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. Touch 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).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Civil War Veterans Buried in the Cemeteries, Lower Portion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
3. Civil War Veterans Buried in the Cemeteries, Lower Portion
Wartime Map of the Fort image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
4. Wartime Map of the Fort
Historic Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
5. Historic Cemeteries Marker
Drop off at the edge of the parking area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
6. Drop off at the edge of the parking area
The ground drops off sharply at the edge of the church's parking area. As mentioned on the marker, this is the remains of the Civil War fort walls.
Embankment at the Edge of the Church Parking Lot image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
7. Embankment at the Edge of the Church Parking Lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 2, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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