Payson Utah Temple
25 January 2010
8 October 2011 by
Dallin H. Oaks
10.63 acres (4.3 hectares)
96,630 sq ft (8,977 m
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930 West 1590 South
Announced by Thomas S. Monson 25 January 2010.
Coordinates: 40°1′7.52″N 111°44′54.07″W / 40.0187556°N 111.7483528°W
Payson Utah Temple is a planned temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to be constructed in Payson, Utah. The announcement of the planned temple was made on January 25, 2010, by church president Thomas S. Monson. The temple will be the southernmost along Utah's Wasatch Front, and when completed there will be 15 temples in the state, with a sixteenth announced ( Provo City Center Temple).
The temple will be located near the intersection of 930 West and 1550 South in Payson on previously undeveloped land. Additional details, such as the temple's planned size or anticipated date of construction, were not available at the time of the announcement.
Dallin H. Oaks presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on October 8, 2011, with William R. Walker conducting and Janette Hales Beckham, Steven E. Snow and Jay E. Jensen in attendance. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district, which includes Payson) participated in the shovel ceremony. [2 ] [3 ]
The temple, at 96,630 square feet on a 15 acre lot, will be one of the largest built in recent years.
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^ , "News Story", President Monson Announces New Temple in Payson, Utah Newsroom (LDS Church), January 25, 2010 , retrieved 2012-11-06
^ Lloyd, R. Scott (October 8, 2011), "Payson Utah Temple groundbreaking - a temple stands as a lighted beacon", Church News , retrieved 2012-11-06
^ Lesué-Smithey, Rena (October 09, 2011), "Authorities break ground for new LDS temple in Payson", (Utah) Daily Herald , retrieved 2012-11-06
^ Meyers, Donald W. (October 18, 2011), "Mormons break ground for Payson Temple", The Salt Lake Tribune , retrieved 2012-11-06
^ Compare with the 1996 Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple at 107,240 sq ft on a 16.7 acre lot
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