Shelton Cottage in Falmouth along River Road stands in contrast to Basil Gordon House and Moncure Conway House (houses of prosperous merchants and businessmen). It represents what a colonial workingman might aspire to possess in his own right – a far cry from his peers in Great Britain. It was moved to its present location by members of the Stafford County Historical Society (then called the Falmouth and Stafford Historical Society) to save it from periodic flooding.