The Endor Iron Furnace is a Civil War and Reconstruction-era structure located on the Deep River in northern Lee County. The nationally significant Furnace is among the few such structures in North Carolina. However, it is badly in need of repair.
The Railroad House Historical Association - Lee County’s historic preservation group – is leading the effort to restore the Furnace, working with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (the owner of the Furnace), the N.C. Department of Transportation, the Triangle Land Conservancy, and Lee County. We also plan to create a park on 426 surrounding acres. This effort has been under way for more than 5 years, and nearly three-quarters of the required $2 million has been raised.
The Endor Iron Furnace is an impressive sight. It will be even more impressive when it is restored to its original appearance. Along with the surrounding property – all publicly owned – the restored Furnace can be the centerpiece of a beautiful park with miles of walking trails, canoeing, access, and other recreational activities.
Thanks for visiting our website – and thanks for your interest. We hope that you will join with us to make restoration of the Endor Iron Furnace a reality.