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Site location announced for Nevada temple; ground broken on new temple in Mexico

Dec 12, 2022, 5:03 PM

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intelle...

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)

(Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)

SALT LAKE CITY — The site for the new Lone Mountain Nevada Temple has been announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ground has also been broken on another temple in Mexico.

Lone Mountain Nevada Temple

The Lone Mountain Nevada Temple will be built on a 19.8-acre site located southwest of Hickman Avenue, between North Grand Canyon Drive and Tee Pee Lane, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Map showing the location of the Lone Mountain Nevada Temple. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)

The temple — announced by President Russell M. Nelson in Oct. 2022 — will be the city’s second temple, joining the Las Vegas Nevada Temple, and the fourth in the state, including the Reno Nevada Temple and the under-construction Elko Nevada Temple.

According to a news release from the Church, it will be three stories tall and cover approximately 87,000 square feet.

An exterior rendering of the building, as well as a groundbreaking date, will be released at a future time, according to the release.

Torreón Mexico Temple

Over the weekend, ground was broken on the Torreón Mexico Temple.

Elder Hugo Montoya, president of the Mexico Area, presided over the ceremony, which took place Saturday, Dec. 10, in Durango, Mexico.

“The event was attended by representatives of municipal, local and state governments; special guests, such as the organization Mujeres Salvando Mujeres; members of the media and Latter-day Saints,” read a Monday afternoon press release from the Church.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.) The groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.) Elder Hugo Montoya speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.) The groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.) The groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.) The groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.) The groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.) The groundbreaking ceremony for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)

The temple, which was announced by President Nelson in April 2021, is the 23rd temple in Mexico either in operation, under construction, or announced. Other locations include: Ciudad Juárez, Colonia Juárez Chihuahua, Cuernavaca, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Hermosillo Sonora, Mérida, Mexico City Benemérito, Mexico City, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Pachuca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tampico, Tijuana, Toluca, Tula, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, and Villahermosa.

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Site location announced for Nevada temple; ground broken on new temple in Mexico