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

Washington County Utah Temple

Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city (and site) announcement

Location

Utah
United States

Announcement: 

7 October 2018

Construction Status

The Washington County Utah Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Washington County Utah Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No city (or site location) has been officially announced for the Washington County Utah Temple.


Temple Announcement

The announcement of Utah's twentieth temple came on October 7, 2018, when President Russell M. Nelson announced that a second temple would be constructed in Washington County, Utah. The other temple in Washington County, dedicated in 1877, is the St. George Utah Temple
1st operating temple
St. George Utah Temple
—the oldest operating temple of the restored Church of Jesus Christ. In his announcement remarks, President Nelson also noted that the Pioneer-era temples of the Church would begin to be renovated in the near future. He specifically named the Salt Lake Temple
4th operating temple
Salt Lake Temple
as an upcoming renovation, but the St. George Utah Temple
1st operating temple
St. George Utah Temple
may also be on the list. One other temple operates in Southern Utah. The Cedar City Utah Temple
159th operating temple
Cedar City Utah Temple
was dedicated at the end of 2017.

The seventeen dedicated temples in Utah include the St. George Utah Temple
1st operating temple
St. George Utah Temple
(1877), Logan Utah Temple
2nd operating temple
Logan Utah Temple
(1884), Manti Utah Temple
3rd operating temple
Manti Utah Temple
(1888), Salt Lake Temple
4th operating temple
Salt Lake Temple
(1893), Ogden Utah Temple
14th operating temple
Ogden Utah Temple
(1972), Provo Utah Temple
15th operating temple
Provo Utah Temple
(1972), Jordan River Utah Temple
20th operating temple
Jordan River Utah Temple
(1981), Bountiful Utah Temple
47th operating temple
Bountiful Utah Temple
(1995), Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
49th operating temple
Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
(1996), Vernal Utah Temple
51st operating temple
Vernal Utah Temple
(1997), Monticello Utah Temple
53rd operating temple
Monticello Utah Temple
(1998), Draper Utah Temple
129th operating temple
Draper Utah Temple
(2009), Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
130th operating temple
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
(2009), Brigham City Utah Temple
139th operating temple
Brigham City Utah Temple
(2012), Payson Utah Temple
146th operating temple
Payson Utah Temple
(2015), and Cedar City Utah Temple
159th operating temple
Cedar City Utah Temple
(2017). Plans have been announced for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Government approval phase
Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
and Layton Utah Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Layton Utah Temple
. There are 2.1 million Latter-day Saints who live in the state of Utah.1


Temple Facts

The Washington County Utah Temple will be the twentieth temple built in Utah and the second built in Washington County, following the St. George Utah Temple
1st operating temple
St. George Utah Temple
(1877).


  1. "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.