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

Rexburg Idaho North Temple

Planning and approval phase; no site location announced; groundbreaking not announced

Location

Rexburg, Idaho
United States

Announcement: 

3 October 2021

Construction Status

The Rexburg Idaho North Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Rexburg Idaho North Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Rexburg Idaho North Temple, but local members indicate that Church-owned farmland west of Wal-Mart is a candidate site for the temple.


Temple Announcement

On October 3, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Rexburg Idaho North Temple at the October 2021 General Conference. The Rexburg Idaho North Temple will be the eighth temple in Idaho. Idaho is home to more than 460,000 members of the Church in nearly 1,200 congregations. Early Church pioneers settled in Idaho in 1855. Several Church presidents are natives of Idaho, including Presidents Harold B. Lee, Ezra Taft Benson and Howard W. Hunter. Other temples in the state include the Twin Falls Idaho Temple, Boise Idaho Temple, Burley Idaho Temple, Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, Meridian Idaho Temple, Pocatello Idaho Temple, and Rexburg Idaho Temple.1


Temple Facts

The Rexburg Idaho North Temple will be the eighth temple built in Idaho, following the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (1945), the Boise Idaho Temple (1984), the Rexburg Idaho Temple (2008), the Twin Falls Idaho Temple (2008), the Meridian Idaho Temple (2017), the Pocatello Idaho Temple (2021), and the Burley Idaho Temple (announced).

When the Rexburg Idaho North Temple was announced, the population of Rexburg was approximately 39,500, making it the smallest city in the world to have two temples. Other small cities at the time with two temples included South Jordan, Utah (population 77,500); St. George, Utah (population 95,000); and Provo, Utah (population 115,000).

The Rexburg Idaho North Temple was announced in the 11th anniversary year of the Rexburg Idaho Temple.


  1. "At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Oct. 2021.

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