The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the site locations for six new temples — three in the United States, two in Mexico and one in Brazil.
The six temples with new sites are:
- Fort Worth Texas
- Knoxville Tennessee
- Tampa Florida
- Mexico City Benemérito Mexico
- San Luis Potosí Mexico
- São Paulo East Brazil
The locations were announced Monday, Oct. 31, on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
Fort Worth Texas Temple
The Fort Worth Texas Temple — a single-story building of approximately 30,000 square feet — will be built on a 9.37-acre site southeast of SW Hulen Street and Greenridge Drive in Burleson, Texas.
President Nelson announced a temple for Fort Worth in October 2021 general conference.
At the time of the site announcement, an exterior rendering of the Fort Worth Texas Temple was also released.
More than 371,000 Latter-day Saints comprising nearly 740 congregations reside in Texas. The state has dedicated and operating temples in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Lubbock, with a temple under construction in McAllen and two others announced and in planning in Austin and Prosper, the latter in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area.
Knoxville Tennessee Temple
The location of the Knoxville Tennessee Temple will be a 4.99-acre site at 13001 Kingston Pike in Farragut, Tennessee. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.
President Nelson announced a temple for Knoxville during April 2022 general conference.
Tampa Florida Temple
The Tampa Florida Temple — planned to be a single-story edifice of approximately 30,000 square feet — will be built on a 16.2-acre site adjacent to an existing meetinghouse located at 4806 Bell Shoals Road in Valrico, Florida.
President Nelson announced a temple for Tampa in April 2022 general conference.
Over 164,000 Church members in more than 280 congregations are in Florida, where the Church has five temples in different stages. Dedicated and operating temples are located in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, with a temple in Tallahassee under construction and another temple in planning for Jacksonville.
Mexico City Benemérito Mexico Temple
To be built on the grounds of the current Mexico Missionary Training Center and the Church’s former Benemérito del las Americas school, the Mexico City Benemérito Temple will be located at Tenayuca-Chalmita 828, Colonia Zona Escolar, Gustavo A. Madero in the capital city. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 29,000 square feet.
President Nelson announced the temple — the second for Mexico City — in April 2022 general conference. He announced four additional temples for the greater Mexico City area earlier this month in October 2022 general conference.
With Church missionary efforts in Mexico dating back to 1875, the country is home to nearly 1.5 million members comprising more than 1,800 congregations.
Mexico has a total of 23 temples operating, under construction or announced. Dedicated and operating temple are in Ciudad Juárez, Colonia Juárez (Chihuahua), Guadalajara, Hermosillo (Sonora), Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Tampico, Tijuana, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz and Villahermosa. A temple in Puebla is under construction, with groundbreakings set for Quetétaro and Torreon. Besides the Mexico City Benemérito and San Luis Potosí temples, other temples have been announced for Cuernavaca, Culiacán, Pachuca, Toluca and Tula.
San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple
With plans for a single-story temple of approximately 9,300 square feet, the San Luis Potosí Temple will be built on a 3.87-acre site at Arboleda 100, Fraccionamiento del Parque in namesake city.
President Nelson announced a temple for San Luis Potosí in April 2022 general conference.
São Paulo East Brazil Temple
The São Paulo East Brazil Temple — planned as two-story building of approximately 46,050 square feet — will be built on a 10.7-acre site located at Av. Guilherme Giorgi, 1091, Vila Carrão in São Paulo.
President Nelson announced the São Paulo East temple — the city’s second — in October 2020 general conference.
Brazil is home to 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in more than 2,100 congregations, with missionary work in the South American country dating back to 1928.
The Church has 18 temples in Brazil, with eight dedicated and operating temples in Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, with the temple in Belém scheduled for dedication next month. Two others are under construction in Brasília and Salvador, with other announced temples for Belo Horizonte, Londrina, Maceió, Ribeirão Preto, Santos and Vitória.