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 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 as an upcoming renovation, but the St. George Utah Temple may also be on the list. One other temple operates in Southern Utah. The Cedar City Utah Temple was dedicated at the end of 2017.
The seventeen dedicated temples in Utah include the St. George Utah Temple (1877), Logan Utah Temple (1884), Manti Utah Temple (1888), Salt Lake Temple (1893), Ogden Utah Temple (1972), Provo Utah Temple (1972), Jordan River Utah Temple (1981), Bountiful Utah Temple (1995), Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple (1996), Vernal Utah Temple (1997), Monticello Utah Temple (1998), Draper Utah Temple (2009), Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple (2009), Brigham City Utah Temple (2012), Payson Utah Temple (2015), Provo City Center Temple (2016), and Cedar City Utah Temple (2017). Plans have been announced for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple and Layton 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 St. 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.