The land of Flint Hill was an unincorporated set of lands set within central Fairfax County, Virginia in the 1800s. In 1883, a United States Post Office was built next to a massive oak tree, and the town was renamed to Oakton, Virginia.
In the 1850, the Flint Hill Schoolhouse was constructed and was primarily utilized for the education of white children. A teacher tried to illegally teach one African American child who sat the footsteps of the school during lessons. That schoolhouse was burnt down during the course of the Civil War.
Philip Hamilton grew up wit his three brothers and sisters inside their parents home in Oakton, Virginia.