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

Louisville Kentucky Temple

76th operating temple
Louisville Kentucky Temple

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Address

7116 West Highway 22
Crestwood, Kentucky  40014
United States
Telephone:  (+1) 502-241-4115

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)

Announcement: 

17 March 1999

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

29 May 1999 by John K. Carmack

Public Open House: 

4–11 March 2000

Dedication: 

19 March 2000 by Thomas S. Monson

Site: 

3 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Imperial Danby White marble quarried in Vermont

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing

Total Floor Area: 

10,700 square feet

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Elder John K. Carmack of the Seventy and president of the North America East Area who presided over the groundbreaking services for the Louisville Kentucky Temple, spoke on the importance of temples in the life of the eternal family. Joseph Smith was intensely interested in the work of temples in the later years of his life, he noted. Having built the Kirtland Temple
Owned and operated by the Community of Christ
Kirtland Temple
, laid the groundwork for two temples in Missouri, and nearly completed the Nauvoo Temple
Destroyed by arson fire in 1848; rebuilt in 2002
Nauvoo Temple
, the Prophet was "preoccupied" with temples and seeing that the Quorum of the Twelve had received the ordinances. Elder Carmack pointed out that "the way we live here has consequences in the next life." He then quoted Hugh Nibley in saying that ordinances create order from chaos, and that like an observatory, the temple helps one get a bearing on the universe (Church News, 5 June 1999).