Skelton may refer to:


;United Kingdom
*Skelton, Cumbria, England, location of the Skelton transmitter site
*Skelton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
*Skelton, North Yorkshire, England
*Skelton-on-Ure, North Yorkshire, England
*Skelton, York, England
*Skelton-in-Cleveland, Redcar and Cleveland, England
*North Skelton, Redcar and Cleveland, England;United States
*Skelton, Indiana


*Betty Skelton Frankman (b. 1926), women's land speed record holder and aviator
*Charles Skelton (1806–1879), politician
*Ike Skelton (b. 1931), congressman
*John Skelton (c.1460–1529), poet
*Matt Skelton (b. 1967), boxer
*Matthew Skelton, writer
*Raleigh Ashlin Skelton (1906–1970), cartographer
*Red Skelton (1913–1997), comedian
*Reginald William Skelton (1872–1956), polar explorer
*Roy Skelton (b. 1932), actor

In the sixteenth-century, Shelton and Skelton were alternate spellings of the same name. Those who used both include:
*Mary Shelton, mistress of Henry VIII of England and maid-of-honour to his wife and her cousin, Anne Boleyn
*Anne Shelton (courtier), mother of the above, head of the household of the future Elizabeth I and aunt of Anne Boleyn
*Sir John Shelton, head of the household of the future Elizabeth I and father of Mary Shelton

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