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Washington County Utah Temple gets a new name

By Ryan Miller, | Posted - Jul. 14, 2020 at 11:01 a.m.

ST. GEORGE — The planned temple in St. George now has a new name.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has approved to change the name of the Washington County Utah Temple to the Red Cliffs Utah Temple, the church announced Tuesday.

The temple, which was announced in October 2018, is one of seven new temples in the state that are either in the planning state or under construction.

The Red Cliffs Temple will be three stories and close to 90,000 square feet. The temple will be located on a 14-acre parcel of land near 3000 E. 1580 South in the southeastern portion of the city.

The new temple will be about 5 miles southeast of the St. George Temple. That temple, which was constructed in 1877 and was the first temple in Utah to open, is currently closed for renovations; it is expected to reopen in 2022.

In April, the church released renderings of the outside of the Red Cliffs Temple, but no groundbreaking date has been announced.

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Ryan Miller

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