Washington County Utah Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city (and site) announcement
Announcement:7 October 2018
The Washington County Utah Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Washington County Utah Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No city (or site location) has been officially announced for the Washington County Utah Temple.
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
1st operating templeSt. 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
4th operating templeSalt Lake Temple as an upcoming renovation, but the
1st operating templeSt. George Utah Temple may also be on the list. One other temple operates in Southern Utah. The
159th operating templeCedar City Utah Temple was dedicated at the end of 2017.
The seventeen dedicated temples in Utah include the
1st operating templeSt. George Utah Temple (1877),
2nd operating templeLogan Utah Temple (1884),
3rd operating templeManti Utah Temple (1888),
4th operating templeSalt Lake Temple (1893),
14th operating templeOgden Utah Temple (1972),
15th operating templeProvo Utah Temple (1972),
20th operating templeJordan River Utah Temple (1981),
47th operating templeBountiful Utah Temple (1995),
49th operating templeMount Timpanogos Utah Temple (1996),
51st operating templeVernal Utah Temple (1997),
53rd operating templeMonticello Utah Temple (1998),
129th operating templeDraper Utah Temple (2009),
130th operating templeOquirrh Mountain Utah Temple (2009),
139th operating templeBrigham City Utah Temple (2012),
146th operating templePayson Utah Temple (2015), and
159th operating templeCedar City Utah Temple (2017). Plans have been announced for the
Government approval phaseSaratoga Springs Utah Temple and
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcementLayton Utah Temple. There are 2.1 million Latter-day Saints who live in the state of Utah.1
The Washington County Utah Temple will be the twentieth temple built in Utah and the second built in Washington County, following the
1st operating templeSt. George Utah Temple (1877).
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.