Burley Idaho Temple
On 4 April 2021, at the 191st annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Burley Idaho Temple. The Burley Idaho Temple will be the seventh temple in Idaho. Other temples operating in the state include the nearby Twin Falls Idaho Temple (2008), Boise Idaho Temple (1984), Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (1945), Meridian Idaho Temple (2017), Pocatello Idaho Temple (2021), and the Rexburg Idaho Temple (2008).
Idaho is home to over 460,000 members of the Church in approximately 1,200 congregations. Burley is in the southern part of the state. 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.
On 23 June 2021, the location of the Burley Idaho Temple was announced as a 10.1-acre piece of farmland, located just west of the Snake River and Highway 81 at 40 South and 150 East. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 38,600 square feet.
On September 17, 2021, The official exterior rendering of the Burley Idaho Temple was released on 17 September 2021. No groundbreaking date has been announced.