I recently spent an afternoon in late December photographing the Civil War era Endor Iron Furnace near Cumnock, North Carolina. The Endor Iron Furnace operated from 1861-1864 and again from 1870-1871. It was built to take advantage of the iron deposits along the Deep River which it was built on. During the American Civil War, the furnace produced pig iron for the Confederate Army. In 2001, the property was acquired by the Triangle Land Conservancy. A historic preservation group – is leading the effort to restore the Furnace. The restoration effort has been under way for more than 5 years, and nearly three-quarters of the required $2 million has been raised. Directions to the furnace.