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

Smithfield Utah Temple

Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony; groundbreaking scheduled for Saturday, 18 June 2022
Smithfield Utah Temple

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Location

N 800 West and W 100 North
Smithfield, Utah
United States

Announcement: 

4 April 2021

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

18 June 2022 by Quentin L. Cook

Site: 

13.3 acres  |  5.4 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Two attached end towers

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four instruction rooms, four sealing rooms, and two baptistries

Total Floor Area: 

81,000 square feet  |  7,525 square meters

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithfield Utah Temple on Saturday, June 18, 2022. He will be accompanied by Elder Gary E. Stevenson, also of the Quorum of the Twelve. The temple will be constructed on a 13.3-acre plot of farmland located at the intersection of N 800 West and W 100 North. Plans call for a three-story structure of approximately 83,000 square feet.1


Temple Rendering

On November 24, 2021, an official exterior rendering was released for the Smithfield Utah Temple.


Temple Site

On June 10, 2021, the site for the Smithfield Utah Temple was announced as a 13.3-acre parcel located at the intersection of N 800 West and W 100 North. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 81,000 square feet.2


Temple Announcement

Plans to construct the Smithfield Utah Temple were announced by President Russell M. Nelson on April 4, 2021, at the 191st Annual General Conference. The temple will be the second to be constructed in the Cache Valley, joining the Logan Utah Temple—dedicated in 1884. At the time of the temple's announcement, Utah had 2.1 million Church members, which was roughly two-thirds of the state’s population of 3.3 million residents. It was the 26th temple announced for the state of Utah.3


Temple Facts

The Smithfield Utah Temple will be the twenty-sixth temple built in Utah and the second built in Cache County, following the Logan Utah Temple (1884).


  1. "Temple Groundbreaking Dates Set for Three Western US States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 Mar. 2022.
  2. "New Temple Site Locations Announced in Three Western US States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 10 Jun. 2021.
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.

Logan Utah Temple
2nd dedicated temple in operation