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Groundbreaking announced for new Latter-day Saint temple in Casper, Wyoming

A map shows the location of the Casper Wyoming Temple.
A map shows the location of the Casper Wyoming Temple. A groundbreaking is scheduled for Oct. 9.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Casper Wyoming Temple will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday in a news release.

Attendance will be by invitation only. Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the Seventy will preside at the ceremony.

The temple’s construction is moving quickly. The Casper Wyoming Temple was announced in April 2021 by church President Russell M. Nelson. The temple site was released in June.

Where will the Casper Wyoming Temple be built?

  • The single-story temple of approximately 10,000 square feet will be built on a 9.5-acre site located at the intersection of Wyoming Boulevard Southwest and Eagle Drive.

How many temples are in Wyoming?

  • The Casper Wyoming temple will be the state’s second house. The other is the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, which was dedicated in 2016.
  • There are more than 65,000 Latter-day Saints attending 170 congregations in Wyoming, according to the church’s newsroom.