Endor Iron Furnace
The Endor Iron Furnace near the community of Cumnock, NC (near Sanford in Lee County) was in use from the early 1860's until 1874 and was a pig iron furnace. This structure is one of the oldest and most significant extant structures in Lee County. In 2001, The furnace and a 426-acre surrounding property were transferred to the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources with the assistance of Triangle Land Conservancy. The site will be developed as a nature preserve and park, and the furnace may be eventually restored.