Columbia South Carolina Temple

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Columbia South Carolina Temple
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Number 62 edit data
Dedication 16 October 1999 (16 October 1999) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 3.6 acres (1.5 hectares)
Floor area 10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Preceded by Bismarck North Dakota Temple
Followed by Detroit Michigan Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 33°57′34.69679″N 80°53′38.33159″W / 33.9596379972°N 80.8939809972°W / 33.9596379972; -80.8939809972 The Columbia South Carolina Temple is the 62nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

The temple is located in Hopkins, South Carolina because of its central location within the state.[citation needed] The building is set in a residential neighborhood and surrounded by native loblolly pine and oak trees. The grounds are landscaped with the area's natural flora including myrtle, holly, mums, and dogwood trees. The exterior of the temple is gray granite and features art glass windows. The temple has the traditional lone spire topped by a gold-plated angel Moroni.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Columbia South Carolina Temple was held on December 5, 1998. Before its dedication, about 20,000 people toured the temple during an open house. The temple was dedicated the 15-16 October 1999 by LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley. The Columbia South Carolina Temple has a total of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

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