Hartford Connecticut Temple

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Hartford Connecticut Temple
Location prior to construction
Location prior to construction
Number 155 edit data
Dedication 20 November 2016 (20 November 2016) by
Henry B. Eyring
Site 11 acres (4.5 hectares)
Floor area 25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2)
Height 30 ft (9 m)
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 41°44′14″N 72°50′38″W / 41.73722°N 72.84389°W / 41.73722; -72.84389 The Hartford Connecticut Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Hartford, Connecticut.[5] It is the first LDS temple in Connecticut and the second in New England, following the Boston Massachusetts Temple.

The temple is located in Farmington, at the intersection of Melrose Drive and Farmington Avenue.[6]


On October 3, 1992, during the afternoon session of the church’s 162nd Semiannual general conference, Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor in the First Presidency, announced plans for a temple in Hartford.[7] However, three years later, plans for this temple were replaced with plans for the Boston and White Plains New York temples[8] (later to be renamed the Harrison New York Temple).[9]

In the October 1995 general conference, Hinckley explained,

Hinckley apologized to the members of Hartford, who had joyed in the announcement of this temple, by saying,

After construction on the temple in Boston was complete, it was dedicated on October 1, 2000. However, construction of a temple in White Plains, on a 24-acre site for the temple at the intersection of Interstate 287 and Hutchinson River Parkway, was never started and eventually suspended. Reportedly, efforts had been underway until 2004, but construction was delayed by lawsuits and objections by local officials,[10] and this temple was removed from the list on the church's official temple website soon after the Manhattan New York Temple dedication.

Second announced[edit]

On October 2, 2010, during the church's general conference, church president Thomas S. Monson announced plans for the construction of a temple in Hartford, 18 years after the original announcement by Hinckley.[7]

In May 2012, the church released a rendering of the temple and announced it would be built in Farmington.[11] The temple was planned to be approximately 25,000 square feet and the site plan was approved by the town planning and zoning commission in June 2012.[12][13]


Ground was broken for the new temple by Monson on August 17, 2013.[14]

Open house and dedication[edit]

A public open house was held from September 30 through October 22, 2016, excluding October 1 and Sundays.[15] The temple was dedicated by Henry B. Eyring on November 20, 2016.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Avant, Gerry (August 17, 2013), "Pres. Monson breaks ground for the Hartford Connecticut Temple", Church News, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  2. ^ "President Thomas S. Monson: Welcome to conference; 5 new temples", Deseret News, 2 October 2010, retrieved 2013-08-18 .
  3. ^ Hinckley, Gordon B. (November 1992), "The Sustaining of Church Officers", Ensign, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  4. ^ Hinckley, Gordon B. (November 1995), "Of Missions, Temples, and Stewardship", Ensign, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  5. ^ "Five New Temples Announced". Newsroom. LDS Church. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  6. ^ McCallum, Kaitlin (January 20, 2012), "Mormons Plan Temple in Farmington", Farmington Patch, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  7. ^ a b "Plans are announced for 3 more temples", Church News, 1992-10-02, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  8. ^ a b c "2 temples to be built in eastern U.S.", Church News, 1995-10-07, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  9. ^ "Temples renamed to uniform guidelines", Church News, Oct 16, 1999, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  10. ^ According to a Deseret News Article about the Manhattan Temple."N.Y. Temple to get spire", Deseret News, June 10, 2004, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  11. ^ "Connecticut and Indiana Mormon Temple Renderings Released". Newsroom. LDS Church. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  12. ^ McCallum, Kaitlin (June 24, 2012), "Mormon Temple Approved", Farmington Patch, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  13. ^ Federico, Hillary (June 20, 2012), "Commission Approves Plans For Mormon Temple In Farmington", Hartford Courant, archived from the original on 2012-06-24 
  14. ^ Avant, Gerry (August 17, 2013), "Pres. Monson breaks ground for the Hartford Connecticut Temple", Church News, retrieved 2013-08-18 
  15. ^ "Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for the Star Valley Wyoming and Hartford Connecticut Temples", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-03-25 
  16. ^ "First Connecticut Mormon Temple Is Dedicated: 155th worldwide temple", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-03-25 

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