Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple

Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple

Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple

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The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple is the 49th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple is located in American Fork, Utah and is the second temple built in Utah County and the ninth in Utah.

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The temple was announced by Church President Gordon B. Hinckley in general conference on Oct. 3, 1992. The precise location wasn't revealed for another six months at the following Conference when it was announced the temple would be constructed in American Fork on lands previously used for a church welfare farm. The Mount Timpanogos Temple overlooks the cities of American Fork, Manila, Cedar Hills, Highland and Alpine as well as nearby Utah Lake. Mount Timpanogos, a majestic 11,750-foot peak, and the Wasatch Mountains serve as a backdrop.

Ground was broken for the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple a year after its announcement. Approximately 12,000 people gathered on the temple site for the ceremony. During the services, the location of the Madrid Spain Temple was announced.

Twenty-thousand people attended a ceremony as the angel Moroni statue was lifted to its resting place on the spire of the temple in July 1995. Once the statue was in place, the throngs of visitors broke into applause and then spontaneously began to sing The Spirit of God.

A total of 679,217 people toured the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple during the six weeks (running from 10 August – 21 September 1996) of its public open...
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