|Birth name||James Orval Shelton Carpenter|
|Born||February 7, 1862
Braxton County, West Virginia, US
|Died||April 28, 1937|
|Years active||c. 1880–1937|
Shelton "Shelt" Carpenter, born February 7, 1862 at Sutton, West Virginia, died April 28, 1937, was an outdoorsman, fiddle player, and mountain folklife philosopher of note. He is interred in the Braxton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Sutton, West Virginia.
- Gerald Milnes. 1999. Play of a Fiddle, Traditional Music, Dance, and Folklore in West Virginia, Lexington, Ky.: The University Press of Kentucky, pp. 41-42.
- Braxton County, West Virginia Historical Society. 1974. "Shelt Carpenter's Tales Famous Throughout State" in Journal of the Braxton Historical Society, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 3, 9.
- Michael Kline. 2006. "Carpenter Family" in The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Ken Sullivan, ed. Charleston, W.Va.: The West Virginia Humanities Council, pp. 113-114; see also http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/print/Article/976.
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