Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

Leonard Shelton

1841 - 1922

West - E32

38.649642, -121.279128

Turn around from the Buffum stone and facing away from you is the large stone of Leonard Shelton.

Leonard Shelton came to Fair Oaks from Mississippi in 1895. He opened the first general store and post office at the southeast corner of Main Street and California and was there until about 1925. The store was the first and only place for the earliest Fair Oaks residents to buy necessary goods and to send and receive mail. He is buried with his wife, Mary Shelton and his daughter, Lillian Shelton, is buried to the north of her parents.