Announcement:3 April 2022
Site:4.99 acres | 2.0 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached central tower
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:30,000 square feet | 2,787 square meters
Elevation:989 feet | 302 meters
The Knoxville Tennessee Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
On December 19, 2022, the official rendering of the Knoxville Tennessee Temple was publicly released.1
On October 31, 2022, the location of the Knoxville Tennessee Temple was announced as a 4.99-acre site located at 13001 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.2
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.3
- "Three Temple Sites Announced in the Americas," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 19 Dec. 2022.
- "Locations Announced for Six Temples in the Americas," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 31 Oct. 2022.
- "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.