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Site Announced for Temple To Be Built in Las Vegas, Nevada

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Lone Mountain Nevada Temple. 

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The Lone Mountain Nevada Temple will be built on a 19.8-acre site located southwest of Hickam Avenue between North Grand Canyon Drive and Tee Pee Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 87,000 square feet. This will be the city’s second temple. The Las Vegas Nevada Temple has been in operation since December 1989.

Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the Lone Mountain Nevada Temple in October 2022. The other two temples in Nevada are the Reno Nevada Temple and the Elko Nevada Temple, which is currently under construction.

Nevada, a state in the Western U.S., is home to more than 182,000 Latter-day Saints in over 360 congregations. The first Latter-day Saints in Nevada arrived in 1852.

Detailed design plans for this temple are still being developed. Further information, including exterior renderings, will be made public later. Groundbreaking dates will be announced in the future.

Project leaders will soon start working with city officials on preliminary plans for each temple, and they will begin filing public documents in the coming months.

Latter-day Saints consider temples the house of the Lord and the most sacred places of worship on earth. Temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses (chapels). All are welcome to attend Sunday worship services and other weekday activities at local meetinghouses. The primary purpose of temples is for faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ to participate in sacred ceremonies, such as marriages, which unite families forever, and proxy baptisms on behalf of deceased ancestors who did not have the opportunity to be baptized while living.

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