Knoxville Tennessee Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 April 2022
The Knoxville Tennessee Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Knoxville Tennessee Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Knoxville Tennessee Temple.
On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Knoxville Tennessee Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. Knoxville is situated on the Tennessee River in the eastern part of the state. The Knoxville Tennessee Temple will be the third for the state. The first, the Memphis Tennessee Temple, and the second, the Nashville Tennessee Temple, were dedicated in 2000. Missionary work first began in 1834. Today, there are around 53,000 Latter-day Saints in over 100 congregations in Tennessee.1
- "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.