Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Elko Nevada Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location announced; exterior rendering released; conditional use permit approved by City of Elko; groundbreaking not announced
Elko Nevada Temple

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Ruby Vista Drive
Elko, Nevada
United States


4 April 2021


5.2 acres  |  2.1 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

10,000 square feet  |  3,048 square meters

Construction Status

The Elko Nevada Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Rendering

On September 17, 2021, the official exterior rendering was released for the Elko Nevada Temple.

Temple Site

On June 10, 2021, the site for the Elko Nevada Temple was announced as a 5.2-acre parcel adjacent to the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course. Plans call for a single-story temple of roughly 10,000 square feet.1

Temple Announcement

On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Elko Nevada Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. Nevada borders California in the Western United States and is home to more than 184,000 Latter-day Saints and roughly 350 congregations. The first mission of the Church in Nevada was established in 1855; 30 men were called to establish it at the Meadows in southern Nevada. Although Nevada was part of Utah Territory until it became a state in 1864, it was not until 1942 that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized a stake (a group of congregations) based in Elko County. The Elko Nevada Temple will be the state’s third temple. Other temples in operation include the Reno Nevada Temple and the Las Vegas Nevada Temple.2

  1. "New Temple Site Locations Announced in Three Western US States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 10 Jun. 2021.
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.

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