Nashville Tennessee Temple

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Nashville Tennessee Temple
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Number 84 edit data
Dedication 21 May 2000 (21 May 2000) by
James E. Faust
Site 6.86 acres (2.8 hectares)
Floor area 10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Preceded by Tampico Mexico Temple
Followed by Villahermosa Mexico Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 35°56′55.82039″N 86°51′37.18439″W / 35.9488389972°N 86.8603289972°W / 35.9488389972; -86.8603289972 The Nashville Tennessee Temple is the 84th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).[2]

The temple originally was to be built in the affluent Forest Hills, but the plan was turned down by city commissioners due to zoning rules.[3] It was eventually built next to an existing meetinghouse about twenty miles (32 km) southwest of Nashville. The temple's exterior is constructed from Imperial Danby white marble and has a single spire topped with the familiar statue of the angel Moroni. It serves 13,000 members in the Tennessee area.

During the open house held May 6–13, 2000, almost 25,000 people toured the temple. Non-members were given a chance to see what a LDS temple looks like inside. James E. Faust, of the church's First Presidency, dedicated the Nashville Tennessee Temple on May 21, 2000.[2]

The Nashville Tennessee Temple has a total floor area of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.[2]

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