“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
In 1869 Henry Rawls donated the land on which a school house known as “Rawls School House” was built. In 1898 the Raleigh and Cape Fear Railroad was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly and by December of that year its terminus had reach Fuquay Springs. As the line continued to extend, it passed through the heart of the Rawls community reaching Lillington in 1903. A tiny depot known as the “Rawls Depot” was built along the line and named for the school nearby. When a larger school was needed, it was built on the present site of the Rawls Baptist Church building. Rawls School House built in 1907-08 was located where Rawls Church is now. The first Sunday School was organized and met in this building.