Payson Utah Temple

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Payson Utah Temple
Under Construction
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Number TBD edit data
Announcement 25 January 2010
Groundbreaking 8 October 2011 by
Dallin H. Oaks
Site 10.63 acres (4.3 hectares)
Floor area 96,630 sq ft (8,977 m2)
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 40°1′7.52″N 111°44′54.07″W / 40.0187556°N 111.7483528°W / 40.0187556; -111.7483528

The Payson Utah Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) under construction in Payson, Utah. The temple was announced on January 25, 2010, by church president Thomas S. Monson. The temple will be the southernmost along Utah's Wasatch Front, and will be the 15th completed temple in the state, with the Provo City Center (under construction) and Cedar City (announced) temples bringing the total to 17 when they are completed.

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, were not available at the time of the announcement.[1]

Dallin H. Oaks presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on October 8, 2011, with William R. Walker conducting and Steven E. Snow, Jay E. Jensen and Janette Hales Beckham in attendance. 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.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "President Monson Announces New Temple in Payson, Utah", News Story, Newsroom (LDS Church), January 25, 2010, retrieved 2012-11-06 
  2. ^ Lloyd, R. Scott (October 8, 2011), Payson Utah Temple groundbreaking - a temple stands as a lighted beacon, Church News, retrieved 2012-11-06 
  3. ^ Lesué-Smithey, Rena (October 9, 2011), Authorities break ground for new LDS temple in Payson, Daily Herald (Utah), retrieved 2012-11-06 
  4. ^ Meyers, Donald W. (October 18, 2011), Mormons break ground for Payson Temple, The Salt Lake Tribune, retrieved 2012-11-06 
  5. ^ Compare with the 1996 Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple at 107,240 sq ft on a 16.7 acre lot

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