Smithfield Utah Temple

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The Smithfield Utah temple was one of 20 temples announced by President Russell M. Nelson at the end of the 191st annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 4 April 2021.

The temple, which will be built on a 13.3-acre site at the intersection of N 800 West and W 100 North, will be the second Church temple constructed in Cache Valley and the 26th in Utah. It is projected to have 81,000 square feet and stand three stories tall. It is the most recent of the Beehive State's 28 temples, including those announced, under construction, under renovation, and the 17 temples that are currently in operation.

In addition to the temple in Smithfield, temples have been announced or are under construction in Ephraim, Heber Valley, Layton, Lindon, Orem, St. George (Red Cliffs), Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Taylorsville, and Tooele (Deseret Peak).

An exterior rendering of the Smithfield Utah Temple was released on Wednesday, 24 November 2021, by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

According to 2019 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Smithfield's population is 12,025 people. It is the second largest city in Cache County. As the Church's world headquarters, Utah has 2.1 million Church members, which is roughly two-thirds of the state's population of 3.3 million residents.

The Logan Utah Temple was the second pioneer-era temple to be dedicated (1884) in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Russell M. Nelson announced in April 2019 that the church would renovate all of its pioneer-era temples. The church is already renovating such pioneer-era temples in Salt Lake, St. George, and Manti.

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