Endor Iron Furnace

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Endor Iron Furnace
Endor Iron Furnace is located in North Carolina
Endor Iron Furnace
Endor Iron Furnace is located in the US
Endor Iron Furnace
Location SE of Cumnock, near Cumnock, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°33′0.63″N 79°13′28.1″W / 35.5501750°N 79.224472°W / 35.5501750; -79.224472Coordinates: 35°33′0.63″N 79°13′28.1″W / 35.5501750°N 79.224472°W / 35.5501750; -79.224472
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1862 (1862)-1864
NRHP reference # 74001358[1]
Added to NRHP August 13, 1974

The Endor Iron Furnace was an iron furnace that operated from 1861-1864 and again from 1870-1871, near Cumnock, Lee County, North Carolina. It was constructed between 1862 and 1864 to take advantage of the iron deposits along the Deep River. The furnace is constructed of soft local reddish-gray stones and measures approximately 32 feet square at the base and rises to a height of about 35 feet. During the American Civil War, the furnace produced pig iron for the Confederate Army.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

In 2001, the property was acquired by the Triangle Land Conservancy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Survey and Planning Unit Staff (April 1974). "Endor Iron Furnace" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 

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