Temples in Operation
    Footnotes

    “Temples in Operation,” Liahona, Feb. 1998, 39

    Temples in Operation

    The Church now has 51 temples in use worldwide. The number beside each temple indicates the order in which it was dedicated, beginning with the first temple in Utah, which was dedicated in St. George in 1877. The name of each temple is accompanied by the date it was dedicated and who did the dedication.

    1870s

    1. St. George Temple
    6 April 1877
    Daniel H. Wells
    Rededicated
    11 November 1975
    Spencer W. Kimball

    1880s

    2. Logan Temple
    17 May 1884
    John Taylor
    Rededicated
    13 March 1979
    Spencer W. Kimball

    3. Manti Temple
    17, 21 May 1888
    Wilford Woodruff and Lorenzo Snow
    Rededicated
    14 June 1985
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    1890s

    4. Salt Lake Temple
    6 April 1893
    Wilford Woodruff

    1900–1920

    5. Hawaii Temple
    27 November 1919
    Heber J. Grant
    Rededicated
    13 June 1978
    Spencer W. Kimball

    1920s

    6. Alberta Temple
    26 August 1923
    Heber J. Grant
    Rededicated
    22 June 1991
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    7. Arizona Temple
    23 October 1927
    Heber J. Grant
    Rededicated
    15 April 1975
    Spencer W. Kimball

    1930–1950

    8. Idaho Falls Temple
    23 September 1945
    George Albert Smith

    1950s

    9. Swiss Temple
    11 September 1955
    David O. McKay
    Rededicated
    23 October 1992
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    10. Los Angeles Temple
    11 March 1956
    David O. McKay

    11. New Zealand Temple
    20 April 1958
    David O. McKay

    12. London Temple
    7 September 1958
    David O. McKay
    Rededicated
    18 October 1992
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    1960s

    13. Oakland Temple
    17 November 1964
    David O. McKay

    1970s

    14. Ogden Temple
    18 January 1972
    Joseph Fielding Smith

    15. Provo Temple
    9 February 1972
    Joseph Fielding Smith (read by Harold B. Lee)

    16. Washington Temple
    19 November 1974
    Spencer W. Kimball

    17. São Paulo Temple
    30 October 1978
    Spencer W. Kimball

    1980s

    18. Tokyo Temple
    27 October 1980
    Spencer W. Kimball

    19. Seattle Temple
    17 November 1980
    Spencer W. Kimball

    20. Atlanta Georgia Temple
    1 June 1983
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    22. Apia Samoa Temple
    5 August 1983
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    23. Nuku‘alofa Tonga Temple
    9 August 1983
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    24. Santiago Chile Temple
    15 September 1983
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    25. Papeete Tahiti Temple
    27 October 1983
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    26. Mexico City Temple
    2 December 1983
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    27. Boise Idaho Temple
    25 May 1984
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    Rededicated
    29 May 1987
    James E. Faust

    28. Sydney Australia Temple
    20 September 1984
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    29. Manila Philippines Temple
    25 September 1984
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    30. Dallas Texas Temple
    19 October 1984
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    Rededicated
    5 March 1989
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    31. Taipei Taiwan Temple
    17 November 1984
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    32. Guatemala City Temple
    14 December 1984
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    33. Freiberg Germany Temple
    29 June 1985
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    34. Stockholm Sweden Temple
    2 July 1985
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    35. Chicago Illinois Temple
    9 August 1985
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    Rededicated
    8 October 1989
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    36. Johannesburg South Africa Temple
    24 August 1985
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    37. Seoul Korea Temple
    14 December 1985
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    38. Lima Peru Temple
    10 January 1986
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    39. Buenos Aires Argentina Temple
    17 January 1986
    Thomas S. Monson

    40. Denver Colorado Temple
    24 October 1986
    Ezra Taft Benson

    41. Frankfurt Germany Temple
    28 August 1987
    Ezra Taft Benson

    42. Portland Oregon Temple
    19 August 1989
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    43. Las Vegas Nevada Temple
    16 December 1989
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    1990s

    44. Toronto Ontario Temple
    25 August 1990
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    45. San Diego California Temple
    25 April 1993
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    46. Orlando Florida Temple
    9 October 1994
    Howard W. Hunter

    47. Bountiful Utah Temple
    8 January 1995
    Howard W. Hunter

    48. Hong Kong Temple
    26 May 1996
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    49. Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
    13 October 1996
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    50. St. Louis Missouri Temple
    1 June 1997
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    New Temples

    51. Vernal Utah Temple
    2 November 1997
    Gordon B. Hinckley

    Under Construction

    Bogotá Colombia
    Boston Massachusetts
    Cochabamba Bolivia
    Guayaquil Ecuador
    Madrid Spain
    Preston England
    Recife Brazil
    Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

    Announced

    Albuquerque New Mexico
    Anchorage Alaska
    Billings Montana
    Campinas Brazil
    Colonia Juarez Mexico
    Houston Texas
    Monterrey Mexico
    Monticello Utah
    Nashville Tennessee
    New York
    Pôrto Allegro Brazil
    Valencia Venezuela

    [Temple “Firsts”]

    First temple in Utah: St. George Temple, 1877

    First temple outside North America: Hawaii Temple, 1919

    First temple in Canada: Alberta Temple, 1923

    First temple in Europe: Swiss Temple, 1955

    First temple in Southern Hemisphere: New Zealand Temple, 1958

    First temple in South America: São Paulo Temple, 1978

    First temple in Asia: Tokyo Temple, 1980

    First temple in Africa: Johannesburg South Africa Temple, 1985

    Map by Gandee Vason/Tony Stone Images