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Location of Tooele Valley temple announced

By Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com | Updated - Sep. 25, 2019 at 9:12 p.m. | Posted - Sep. 25, 2019 at 9:28 a.m.


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ERDA, Tooele County — The Tooele Valley Utah Temple will be built at the intersection of Erda Way and Highway 36 in the town of Erda, according to a news release from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The three-story temple will be about 70,000 square feet, and a 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse will be built nearby. Detailed designs for the temple are still under development and will be made public later, as will a groundbreaking date.

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

The Tooele Valley temple was first announced by President Russell M. Nelson during the church's general conference in April.

For Latter-day Saint faithful, the temple is a sacred house of God where members can make holy promises with their Heavenly Father.

Utah currently has 17 operating temples. In addition to the Tooele Valley temple, other temples have also been announced in Layton, Saratoga Springs and Washington County.

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