The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah

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As of January 1, 2012, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 1,936,074 members in 558 stakes,[1] one district,[1] 4,815 Congregations (4,481 wards[2] and 334 branches[2]), and six missions.[3] There are now 16 temples operating or under construction in Utah.

History[edit]

A brief history can be found at LDS Newsroom (Utah) or Deseret News 2010 Church Almanac

Membership history[edit]

Utah LDS membership

Though the LDS Membership in Utah has increased, the percentage of Utahns who are Latter-day Saints has declined. Much of this is due to the rapid growth of the state. In 2008, the US Census Bureau determined Utah to be the fastest growing state in the country in terms of population growth.[4]

Year Membership
1920 272,000
1930 309,400
1940 356,500
1950 470,400
1960 634,600
1970 757,100
1978 907,866
1989 1,305,000
1999 1,604,686
2008 1,857,667
2012 1,936,074

Missions[edit]

Due to nonmembers coming into the state, Utah Officially became a mission field with its own headquarters in 1975 when the Utah Salt Lake City Mission was organized. Previously, full-time missionaries worked in parts of Utah under the leadership of missions headquartered in other states.

Utah currently has 9 missions and a Missionary Training Center.

Mission Organized
Utah Ogden Mission July 1, 1975
Missionary Training Center October 26, 1978
Utah Salt Lake City Mission July 1, 1980
Utah Provo Mission January 1, 1989
Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission April 5, 1995
Utah Salt Lake City South Mission July 1, 1998
Utah Saint George Mission July 1, 2010
Utah Salt Lake City Central Mission July 1, 2012
Utah Salt Lake City West Mission July 1, 2012
Utah Salt Lake City East Mission July 1, 2013

Temples[edit]

Utah currently has 14 temples in operation (though 1 of these is undergoing renovation), 2 under construction, and 1 announced.

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St. George, Utah, US
31 January 1871
6 April 1877 by Daniel H. Wells
11 November 1975 by Spencer W. Kimball
37°6′1.450800″N 113°34′41.17439″W / 37.10040300000°N 113.5781039972°W / 37.10040300000; -113.5781039972 (St. George Utah Temple)
110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2) and 175 ft (53 m) high on a 6 acre (2.4 ha) site
Castellated Gothic - designed by Truman O. Angell
A private dedication was held on January 1, 1877 by Erastus Snow. The original tower of 147 feet was disliked by Brigham Young and was struck by lightning and burned to its base after Young's death. It was rebuilt according to Young's original design with a 175 ft (53 m) tower.

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Logan, Utah, US
1863
17 May 1884 by John Taylor
13 March 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball
41°44′2.979600″N 111°49′40.59480″W / 41.73416100000°N 111.8279430000°W / 41.73416100000; -111.8279430000 (Logan Utah Temple)
119,619 sq ft (11,113 m2) and 170 ft (52 m) high on a 9 acre (3.6 ha) site
Castellated - designed by Truman O. Angell

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Manti, Utah, US
25 June 1875
21 May 1888 by Lorenzo Snow
14 June 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley
39°16′22.46159″N 111°38′1.535999″W / 39.2729059972°N 111.63375999972°W / 39.2729059972; -111.63375999972 (Manti Utah Temple)
100,373 sq ft (9,325 m2) and 179 ft (55 m) high on a 27 acre (10.9 ha) site
Castellated Gothic/French Renaissance - designed by William H. Folsom
Wilford Woodruff performed a private dedication on May 17, 1888.[5]

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Salt Lake City, Utah, US
28 July 1847
6 April 1893 by Wilford Woodruff
40°46′13.68480″N 111°53′31.04880″W / 40.7704680000°N 111.8919580000°W / 40.7704680000; -111.8919580000 (Salt Lake Temple)
253,015 sq ft (23,506 m2) and 222 ft (68 m) high on a 10 acre (4 ha) site
Gothic, 6 spire - designed by Truman O. Angell
The Salt Lake temple was dedicated in 31 sessions held between 6 and 24 April 1893.

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Ogden, Utah, US
24 August 1967
18 January 1972 by Joseph Fielding Smith
Scheduled for 21 September 2014
41°13′39.06840″N 111°58′17.04360″W / 41.2275190000°N 111.9714010000°W / 41.2275190000; -111.9714010000 (Ogden Utah Temple)
115,000 sq ft (10,700 m2) and 180 ft (55 m) high on a 18.3 acre (7.4 ha) site
Modern, single-tower design - designed by Emil B. Fetzer
The temple was closed in April 2011 to undergo renovations that will modify the look of the building significantly.[6][7] Following an open house from August 1 to September 6, 2014, the temple will be rededicated on September 21, 2014.[8]

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Provo, Utah, US
14 August 1967
9 February 1972 by Joseph Fielding Smith
40°15′49.19760″N 111°38′23.20440″W / 40.2636660000°N 111.6397790000°W / 40.2636660000; -111.6397790000 (Provo Utah Temple)
128,325 sq ft (11,922 m2) and 175 ft (53 m) high on a 17 acre (6.9 ha) site
Functional modern with single center spire design - designed by Emil B. Fetzer
Harold B. Lee read the dedicatory prayer prepared by Joseph Fielding Smith

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South Jordan, Utah, US
3 February 1978
16 November 1981 by Marion G. Romney
40°33′58.08600″N 111°55′53.51520″W / 40.5661350000°N 111.9315320000°W / 40.5661350000; -111.9315320000 (Jordan River Utah Temple)
148,236 sq ft (13,772 m2) and 219 ft (67 m) high on a 15 acre (6.1 ha) site

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Bountiful, Utah, US
6 April 1991
8 January 1995 by Howard W. Hunter
40°52′58.27079″N 111°50′48.52319″W / 40.8828529972°N 111.8468119972°W / 40.8828529972; -111.8468119972 (Bountiful Utah Temple)
104,000 sq ft (9,700 m2) and 176 ft (54 m) high on a 11 acre (4.5 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Allen B. Erekson

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American Fork, Utah, US
3 October 1992
13 October 1996 by Gordon B. Hinckley
40°23′34.02960″N 111°46′14.12399″W / 40.3927860000°N 111.7705899972°W / 40.3927860000; -111.7705899972 (Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple)
107,240 sq ft (9,963 m2) and 190 ft (58 m) high on a 16.7 acre (6.8 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Allen Erekson, Keith Stepan, and Church A&E Services

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Vernal, Utah, US
13 February 1994
2 November 1997 by Gordon B. Hinckley
40°27′11.53799″N 109°32′14.68680″W / 40.4532049972°N 109.5374130000°W / 40.4532049972; -109.5374130000 (Vernal Utah Temple)
38,771 sq ft (3,602 m2) on a 1.6 acre (0.6 ha) site
Adaptation of Uintah Stake Tabernacle - designed by FFKR Architects

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Monticello, Utah, US
4 October 1997
26 July 1998 by Gordon B. Hinckley
17 November 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley
37°52′40.85399″N 109°20′49.99560″W / 37.8780149972°N 109.3472210000°W / 37.8780149972; -109.3472210000 (Monticello Utah Temple)
11,225 sq ft (1,043 m2) and 66 ft (20 m) high on a 1.33 acre (0.5 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services

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Draper, Utah, US
2 October 2004
20 March 2009 by Thomas S. Monson
40°29′43.91880″N 111°50′25.94760″W / 40.4955330000°N 111.8405410000°W / 40.4955330000; -111.8405410000 (Draper Utah Temple)
57,000 sq ft (5,300 m2) and 168.67 ft (51 m) high on a 12 acre (4.9 ha) site
The 12th temple dedicated in Utah, the Draper Temple has been operating since March, 2009.

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South Jordan, Utah, US
1 October 2005
21 August 2009 by Thomas S. Monson
40°33′4.121999″N 111°59′15.03600″W / 40.55114499972°N 111.9875100000°W / 40.55114499972; -111.9875100000 (Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple)
60,000 sq ft (5,600 m2) and 183 ft (56 m) high on a 11 acre (4.5 ha) site
13th temple in Utah and 130th LDS temple.

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Brigham City, Utah, USA
3 October 2009
23 September 2012 by Boyd K. Packer
41°30′19.48″N 112°0′59.65″W / 41.5054111°N 112.0165694°W / 41.5054111; -112.0165694 (Brigham City Utah Temple)
36,000 sq ft (3,300 m2) and 165 ft (50 m) high on a 3.14 acre (1.3 ha) site
Announced by Thomas S. Monson in General Conference, 3 October 2009.[9][10]

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Payson, Utah, USA
25 January 2010
8 October 2011 by Dallin H. Oaks
40°1′7.52″N 111°44′54.07″W / 40.0187556°N 111.7483528°W / 40.0187556; -111.7483528 (Payson Utah Temple)
96,630 sq ft (8,977 m2) on a 10.63 acre (4.3 ha) site
Announced by Thomas S. Monson 25 January 2010.

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Provo, Utah, US
1 October 2011
12 May 2012 by Jeffrey R. Holland
40°13′56.9424″N 111°39′32.2992″W / 40.232484000°N 111.658972000°W / 40.232484000; -111.658972000 (Provo City Center Temple)
85,084 sq ft (7,905 m2) and 150 ft (46 m) high
Announced by Thomas S. Monson on October 1, 2011[11][12][13] LDS spokesperson reported that it will be called the Provo City Center Temple.[14]

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Cedar City, Utah, USA
6 April 2013
TBD
Announced by Thomas S. Monson on 6 April 2013[15]

Communities[edit]

Latter-day Saints had a significant role in establishing and settling communities within the "Mormon Corridor", including the following in Utah:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Utah Stakes & District.LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in Utah.
  2. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  3. ^ LDS Newsroom (Statistical Information)
  4. ^ Utah is Fastest Growing State. Press Release by US Census Bureau. Dated 22 December 2008. Accessed 23 December 2008.
  5. ^ Satterfield, Rick, "Manti Utah Temple", Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDSChurchTemples.com), retrieved 2012-10-11 
  6. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher (February 17, 2010), "'Somewhat dated' LDS temple to get new look", The Salt Lake Tribune 
  7. ^ Ogden Utah Temple, LDSChurchTemples.com, retrieved 2012-10-08 
  8. ^ "Ogden Utah Temple Will Be Rededicated in September 2014". 
  9. ^ "President Thomas S. Monson: 'Welcome to Conference'", Deseret News, October 3, 2009, retrieved 2012-10-15 .
  10. ^ Talor, Scott (October 3, 2009), "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-10-15 .
  11. ^ Walker, Joseph (October 1, 2011), "LDS general conference opens with the announcement of six new Mormon temples", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-11-09 .
  12. ^ "Mormon church president announces plans for new temples in Utah, Wyoming, Colombia, Africa". Washington Post. AP. October 1, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-05. .[dead link]
  13. ^ New Temples Announced for France, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Colombia, Utah and Wyoming, "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), October 1, 2011, retrieved 2012-11-09 .
  14. ^ Walker, Joseph (March 23, 2012), "It's official: the Provo City Center Temple", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-11-09 .
  15. ^ Walker, Joseph (6 April 2013). "LDS react with joy to temples announced in Cedar City, Rio". Deseret News. Retrieved 2013-04-06. .

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