Yorba Linda California Temple
More than 750,000 members of the Church reside in California in nearly 1,230 congregations. Yorba Linda, California, is a suburban city in the United States about 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, named after the Yorba family that owned a 63,000-acre ranch in the early 1800s. Mormon pioneer setters first arrived in California in 1846 and the Mormon Battalion concluded their famous 2,080-mile march in San Diego in 1847.
The Yorba Linda California Temple will be the ninth temple built in California and the second built in Orange County, following the Newport Beach California Temple (2005). Other temples in the Golden State include the Feather River California Temple, Fresno California Temple, Los Angeles California Temple, Newport Beach California Temple, Oakland California Temple, Redlands California Temple, Sacramento California Temple, and the San Diego California Temple.
On 15 July 2021, the location for the Yorba Linda California Temple was announced as a 5.4-acre site at the intersection of Bastanchury Road and Osmond Street where an existing Church meetinghouse and baseball field are located. Plans call for a single-story building of approximately 30,000 square feet. The property is situated on a major thoroughfare near the The Imperial Highway, making it easily accessible for Orange County Saints in the area.
On 17 September 2021, the official exterior rendering was released for the Yorba Linda California Temple. No groundbreaking date has been announced.