Fresno California Temple

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Fresno California Temple
Fresno Temple rear.JPG
Number 78 edit data
Dedicated April 9, 2000 (April 9, 2000) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 2.2 acres (0.9 hectares)
Floor area 10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Preceded by Palmyra New York Temple
Followed by Medford Oregon Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 36°49′41.5″N 119°51′10.7″W / 36.828194°N 119.852972°W / 36.828194; -119.852972

The Fresno California Temple is the 78th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Side of the temple

California has long had a history with the LDS Church, starting with members who sailed to San Francisco aboard the Brooklyn and members of the U.S. Army unit known as the Mormon Battalion who were discharged in San Diego, many of whom stayed and helped build up the San Diego area.

A groundbreaking ceremony was in March 1999. Before the LDS temple was dedicated it was opened to the public. During that time 53,000 people toured the temple. On April 9, 2000 LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Fresno California Temple.

The Fresno California Temple has the same design as other smaller temples built worldwide during the same time. The exterior is white sierra granite and features a single-spire topped by a statue of the angel Moroni. It has a total floor area of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

See also[edit]


  • "Church's 99th temple to be built in Fresno, Calif.", Church News, January 23, 1999
  • Barberich, Kathy (March 27, 1999), "Start of Fresno temple is one of California's 'great days'", Church News
  • "Six temple dates announced", Church News, February 12, 2000
  • Lloyd, R. Scott (April 22, 2000), "Fresno California Temple: Symbol of growth in fertile San Joaquin", Church News

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