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What will the Smithfield Utah Temple look like?

The exterior rendering of the Smithfield Utah Temple released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2021.
The exterior rendering of the Smithfield Utah Temple released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

An exterior rendering of the Smithfield Utah Temple was released Wednesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Smithfield temple, a second in Cache Valley, was one of 20 temples announced by President Russell M. Nelson at the end of the April general conference.

The Smithfield temple’s location and construction plans were released on June 10.

The Smithfield temple will be built on a 13.3-acre site at the intersection of 800 West and 100 North. It is projected to have 81,000 square feet and stand three stories tall.

The Smithfield temple is the most recent of the Beehive State’s 28 temples, including those announced, under construction, under renovation or in operation. The church has 17 operating temples in the state, though several are under renovation.

A map shows the location of the Smithfield Utah Temple, released in June 2021.
A map shows the location of the Smithfield Utah Temple, released in June 2021.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Other temples that have been announced or are under construction are located in Ephraim, Heber Valley, Layton, Lindon, Orem, St. George (Red Cliffs), Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Taylorsville and Tooele (Deseret Peak).

Smithfield’s population is 12,025 people, according to 2019 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. It is the second largest city in Cache County.

The Logan Utah Temple, Cache Valley’s first, is a pioneer-era temple. President Nelson announced in April 2019 that the church would renovate all of its pioneer-era temples. The church is already renovating such pioneer-era temples in Salt Lake, St. George and Manti.

There are 2.1 million members attending 5,200 congregations in Utah, according to the church’s newsroom.