Payson Utah Temple

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Payson Utah Temple
Payson Utah Temple 2014-11-28.jpg
Number 146 edit data
Dedication 7 June 2015 (7 June 2015) by
Henry B. Eyring
Site 10.63 acres (4.3 hectares)
Floor area 96,630 sq ft (8,977 m2)
Preceded by Córdoba Argentina Temple
Followed by Trujillo Peru Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 40°1′7.52″N 111°44′54.07″W / 40.0187556°N 111.7483528°W / 40.0187556; -111.7483528

The Payson Utah Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Payson, Utah. The temple was announced on January 25, 2010, by church president Thomas S. Monson. The temple is located on the southernmost edge of Utah's Wasatch Front, and is the 15th dedicated temple in the state. The Provo City Center and Cedar City temples, both under construction, will bring the total to 17 when they are completed.

The temple is located near the intersection of 930 West and 1550 South in Payson on previously undeveloped land. Additional details, such as the temple's planned size, were not available at the time of the announcement.[3]

Dallin H. Oaks presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on October 8, 2011, with William R. Walker conducting and Steven E. Snow, Jay E. Jensen and Janette Hales Beckham in attendance. Jason Chaffetz (representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district, which includes Payson) participated in the shovel ceremony.[4][5]

When construction was completed in 2015, the temple became one of the largest built in recent years, at 96,630 square feet on a 15-acre lot.[6][7] A public open house took place from Friday, 24 April 2015, through Saturday, 23 May 2015, excluding Sundays.[8] The temple was dedicated by Henry B. Eyring on Sunday, June 7, 2015.[2]

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  1. ^ "New Temples To Open in 2015", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2014-12-12 
  2. ^ a b "Payson Utah Temple Dedicated: The 15th temple in Utah and 146th in the world", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2015-06-07 
  3. ^ "President Monson Announces New Temple in Payson, Utah", Newsroom, LDS Church, January 25, 2010, retrieved 2012-11-06 
  4. ^ Lloyd, R. Scott (October 8, 2011), "Payson Utah Temple groundbreaking - a temple stands as a lighted beacon", Church News, retrieved 2012-11-06 
  5. ^ Lesué-Smithey, Rena (October 9, 2011), "Authorities break ground for new LDS temple in Payson", Daily Herald, Utah, retrieved 2012-11-06 
  6. ^ Meyers, Donald W. (October 18, 2011), "Mormons break ground for Payson Temple", The Salt Lake Tribune, retrieved 2012-11-06 
  7. ^ Compare with the 1996 Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple at 107,240 sq ft on a 16.7 acre lot
  8. ^ "New Temples To Open in 2015", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2014-12-12 

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