Flint Hill, Rappahannock County, Virginia

Flint Hill is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rappahannock County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 209.[1] It is located on Route 522, approximately 2 miles to the east of the border of the Shenandoah National Park.

Flint Hill, Virginia
A view of Flint Hill along Zachary Taylor Highway
A view of Flint Hill along Zachary Taylor Highway
Flint Hill, Rappahannock County, Virginia is located in Virginia
Flint Hill, Rappahannock County, Virginia
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°46′2.76″N 78°5′1.46″W / 38.7674333°N 78.0837389°W / 38.7674333; -78.0837389Coordinates: 38°46′2.76″N 78°5′1.46″W / 38.7674333°N 78.0837389°W / 38.7674333; -78.0837389
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyRappahannock
Population
 • Total209
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
22627
Area code(s)540

The linear and compact shaped village includes agricultural buildings, residential dwellings, churches, and schools, representing a variety of architectural designs, such as Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic revival, Craftsman, and Federal.[2]

Most of the village, including a two-mile stretch of Route 522 between Wilson Branch Creek and Ben Venue Road and portions of several side streets, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012 as the Flint Hill Historic District. The Caledonia Farm and the Flint Hill Baptist Church are also separately listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] Just to the north of the town is the campus of Wakefield Country Day School, a private school founded in 1972 which serves Rappahannock County and the surrounding community.

HistoryEdit

The history of Flint Hill can be traced back to the year 1740, where it started out as a crossroads community. It then became an official Census-designated place in 1843 by a General Assembly act. The community became a thriving regional village during the late 1800s / early 1900s, which it is still today.[4] Flint Hill became a registered historic place in 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  2. ^ "078-5018 Flint Hill Historic District".
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "078-5018 Flint Hill Historic District".