Star Valley Wyoming Temple

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Star Valley Wyoming Temple
Dedication Scheduled
Number 154 edit data
Dedication scheduled for 30 October 2016 (30 October 2016)
Floor area 17,000 sq ft (1,600 m2)
Official websiteNews & images

The Star Valley Wyoming Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) under construction in Star Valley, Wyoming.[1] Star Valley is in Lincoln County which has the highest percentage of Latter-day Saints in Wyoming. The intent to build the temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on October 1, 2011.[1] The temple was announced concurrently with the Barranquilla Colombia, Durban South Africa, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Provo City Center temples.[1] When announced, the total number of temples worldwide increased to 166. This will be the first temple built in Wyoming.

The temple is located east of U.S. highway 89 south of Afton, Wyoming.[3] Craig C. Christensen presided at the temple's groundbreaking on April 25, 2015.[4] A public open house was held from September 23 to October 8, 2016, excluding Sundays.[5] The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

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  1. ^ a b c d Walker, Joseph (1 October 2011). "LDS general conference opens with the announcement of six new Mormon temples". Deseret News. Salt Lake City. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mormon church president announces plans for new temples in Utah, Wyoming, Colombia, Africa". Washington Post. AP. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Satterfield, Rick. "Star Valley Wyoming Temple". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ground Broken for Star Valley Wyoming Temple", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2015-04-25 
  5. ^ "Public Invited to Tour Star Valley Wyoming Temple", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-09-20 

Coordinates: 42°42′41.73″N 110°55′57.36″W / 42.7115917°N 110.9326000°W / 42.7115917; -110.9326000