Flint Hill Cemetery Association
Welcome to the Flint Hill Cemetery Association
Photo courtesy of Jim Lewis.

Flint Hill Cemetery, located in Oakton, Virginia, is believed to be one of the oldest community cemeteries in Fairfax County. Dating back to 1852, it was originally known as the Flint Hill Burial Ground, when Oakton was known as Flint Hill.

 

In 1875, the Flint Hill Cemetery Association (FHCA) was formed to administer the cemetery. As of May 2012, the cemetery holds the remains of more than 2,300 people.  Here rest many of the surrounding area's most prominent civilian and military figures, including many from the American Civil War.  At least 26 Civil War veterans are buried in the cemetery, including four of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby’s Rangers.  To this day, Flint Hill Cemetery is managed by volunteers that make up the FHCA.


On 27 October 2012, a Civil War Trails marker was dedicated in honor of those 26 veterans.  Please visit the Civil War Trails Marker sub-page of the "History" tab. 

 


 

Photo courtesy of Jim Lewis.
Tombstone of Confederate Solider Cpl. Jacob Wright, Co. I, 8th Va. Inf.; the inscription portrays the conflict many had during the American Civil War.
The inscription states, "I should not like to be a slave, and it would be wrong for me to inflict on another what I would not like for myself."
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