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New Church temple groundbreakings announced in Utah



Ephraim, Utah – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the new Utah temple back in May 2021. The Ephraim Temple will be built on a 9.16-acre site located at the intersection of 200 North and 400 East. The three-story structure will run about 39,000 square feet in size.

According to church officials, the new temple will serve over 31,000 Latter-day Saints in the surrounding district.

The groundbreaking dates for several U.S. temples were also announced today including the Yorba Linda California Temple, the Burley Idaho Temple and the Smithfield Utah Temple.

News of these temples’ construction was released back in April 2021.

Yorba Linda, California Temple
• Groundbreaking set for June 18
• Built on a 5.4-acre site located at the intersection of Bastanchury Road and Osmond Street
• Single-story structure of about 30,000 square feet
• Will be the ninth temple in the state

Burley, Idaho Temple
• Groundbreaking set for June 4
• Located on a 10.1-acre site located at 40 South and 150 East.
• Two-story structure will be about 38,600 square feet.
• Will be the seventh temple in the state

Smithfield, Utah Temple
• Groundbreaking set for June 18
• Built on a 13.3-acre site at the intersection of N 800 West and W 100 North
• Three-story structure of about 83,000 square feet

At this time, Utah has 28 temples announced, under construction, under renovation or in operation.

In addition to Smithfield, temples have been announced or are under construction in Ephraim, Heber Valley, Layton, Lindon, Orem and St. George.

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