Raleigh North Carolina Temple

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Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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Number 68 edit data
Dedicated December 18, 1999 (December 18, 1999) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 12 acres (4.9 hectares)
Floor area 10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Preceded by Edmonton Alberta Temple
Followed by St. Paul Minnesota Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 35°43′55.59960″N 78°51′41.55120″W / 35.7321110000°N 78.8615420000°W / 35.7321110000; -78.8615420000 The Raleigh North Carolina Temple is the 68th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Groundbreaking services for the Raleigh North Carolina Temple, located in Apex, North Carolina, were held on February 6, 1999. After the temple was completed, about 31,000 people toured the temple during the public open house. LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the temple on December 18, 1999.

The temple features art glass windows and a white marble exterior. The classic modern design features a lone spire topped with a gold statue of the angel Moroni. The Raleigh North Carolina Temple has two ordinance rooms, two sealing rooms, and a total floor area of 10,700 square feet (990 m2).

On June 27, 2017 the LDS Church announced that beginning January 2018, the temple will close for renovations that are anticipated to be completed in 2020. When the renovations are completed, a public open house will be held, followed by the temple being rededicated.[2]

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