Books about or relating to the Villages of Avalon and Mayodan.
- Avalon: A North Carolina Town of Joy and Tragedy by Ola Maie Foushee
- Ola Maie Foushee was a native of Avalon. She was 6 years old when the cotton mill burned. Her book is a history of Avalon including pictures, personal recollections, and recollections of others. Published in 1977. Out of Print.
- Avalon: A brief history of a fateful town by Vera W Dillon
- A brief history of Avalon written by Vera Dillon. Published in 1974. Out of Print.
- From Avalon to Eden: A Postcard Tour of Rockingham County by Piper Aheron
- A collection of postcards and images from Rockingham County, NC. Book includes a section on Avalon with photos and information. Published in 1997.
- The Wonderful Way by Frank A. Clarvoe
- Frank Clarvoe was the foster son of Reverend Alfred Berkeley. Reverend Berkeley, based out of Mayodan, was priest in charge of Episcopal missions in Mayodan, Avalon, and surrounding areas. In 1956, Frank Clarvoe published The Wonderful Way, a novel about one man's journey in becoming a minister. The story begins elsewhere; however, the main character eventually gets assigned to work in a small mill village and the surrounding areas. The names were changed, but after reading this book, I have no doubt that his fictitious mill villages were heavily inspired by Mayodan, Avalon, and the surrounding areas. In fact, there are events which occurred in his story that correlate with real events that happened in Mayodan during the first decade of the 1900's. How much is fact and how much is fiction is impossible to say, but I have a feeling there are more than a few facts disguised in this fictional account. The novel is out of print, but used copies can be found on the Internet with relative ease.
- The Life Story of a Trust Man: Being that of Francis Henry Fries, President of The Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Since February 16, 1893 by Gilbert Thomas Stephenson
- Originally published in 1930 this book is a biography of Colonel Francis Henry Fries.