Teton River Idaho Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; residence relocated from Church-owned property; garage, outbuilding, and trees removed; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 October 2021
Site:16.6 acres | 6.7 hectares
Total Floor Area:130,000 square feet | 12,077 square meters
Elevation:4,877 feet | 1,487 meters
The Teton River Idaho Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Teton River Idaho Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
On September 19, 2022, the location of the Teton River Idaho Temple was announced as a 16.6-acre site northwest of 2000 North and Salem Road in Rexburg, Idaho. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 130,000 square feet.1
On October 3, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Teton River Idaho Temple at the October 2021 General Conference. The Teton River Idaho 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.2
The Teton River Idaho 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 (under construction).
When the Teton River Idaho 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 Teton River Idaho Temple was announced in the 11th anniversary year of the Rexburg Idaho Temple.
The Teton River Idaho Temple will be the sixth temple built in the same city as another operating temple, the Rexburg Idaho Temple (2008), making Rexburg, Idaho, the sixth city in the world to have more than one temple, following South Jordan, Utah; Provo, Utah; Lima, Peru; St. George, Utah; and Guatemala City, Guatemala.
- "Locations Announced for Two Temples in United States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 19 Sept. 2022.
- "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.