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Louisville Kentucky Temple

76th dedicated temple in operation
Louisville Kentucky Temple

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7118 West Hwy 22
Crestwood, Kentucky  40014
United States
Telephone:  (+1) 502-241-4115


NO visitors' center open to the public
NO arrival center available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


17 March 1999

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

29 May 1999 by John K. Carmack

Public Open House: 

4–11 March 2000


19 March 2000 by Thomas S. Monson


3 acres  |  1.2 hectares

Exterior Finish: 

Imperial Danby White marble quarried in Vermont

Architectural Features: 

Single attached spire with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

10,700 square feet  |  994 square meters


785 feet  |  239 meters

Temple History

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Louisville Kentucky Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Adelaide Australia Temple and Veracruz Mexico Temple.

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, laid the groundwork for two temples in Missouri, and nearly completed the 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.1

  1. Church News, 5 Jun. 1999.

Adelaide Australia Temple
89th dedicated temple in operation
Kirtland Temple
Historic Church building that ceased operation as a temple in the late 1830s
Nauvoo Temple
Destroyed by arson fire in 1848; rebuilt in 2002
Veracruz Mexico Temple
93rd dedicated temple in operation