Felton is a small town located in the redwoods along Highway 9 and the San Lorenzo River, about six miles north of Santa Cruz in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In the 2000 census the population was 1,051. There are a lot of fun things to do in Felton, including visits to Roaring Camp Railroads, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, the Bigfoot Discovery Museum, and the Felton Farmers' Market.

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Felton was first laid out in 1868 by Edward Stanly. It is debated among historians who the town is named after. Some claim it was Charles Norton Felton (1828-1914), a businessman and civic leader from Yuba County, and others offer evidence it was John Brooks Felton (1827-1877), a lawyer and mayor of Oakland. The Felton Post Office was founded on December 14, 1870, and the town of Felton was incorporated on April 14, 1884.1

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