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Church announces the location of California’s 9th temple

A map shows the location of new Yorba Linda California Temple.
A map shows the location of new Yorba Linda California Temple.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Almost four months after it was announced, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints revealed the location of the Yorba Linda California Temple Thursday.

The Yorba Linda California Temple was one of 20 announced by President Russell M. Nelson during the April 2021 general conference.

Where will the Yorba Linda Temple be located?

The new temple will be constructed on a 5.4-acre site at the intersection of Bastanchury Road and Osmond Street in Yorba Linda. The single-story structure will cover approximately 30,000 square feet, according to a news release.

The church has not scheduled a groundbreaking date or released an exterior rendering as detailed design plans for the temple are still under development. Project leaders will soon work with local officials on preliminary plans.

How many Latter-day Saints live in California?

More than 21,000 Latter-day Saints reside in the Yorba Linda temple district. California is home to over 750,000 church members who attend more than 1,200 congregations, according to ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

How many temples are in California?

When completed, the Yorba Linda temple will be one of nine temples in California. The seven operating temples include:

  • Fresno California Temple
  • Los Angeles California Temple
  • Newport Beach California Temple
  • Oakland California Temple
  • Redlands California Temple
  • Sacramento California Temple
  • San Diego California Temple

The Feather River California Temple, No. 8, is under construction in Yuba City.

A flurry of temple construction

The Yorba Linda temple announcement comes as the church is moving forward on several temple construction projects.

The Pocatello Idaho Temple will have an open house for the public this fall and is scheduled to be dedicated on Nov. 7.

The groundbreaking for the Helena Montana Temple took place on June 26, less than three months after it was announced.

Groundbreakings have been announced for the following temples:

Locations have been announced for these temples: