American Fork site selected for new Utah County temple

The temple previously announced for Utah County in central Utah will be built in American Fork, President Gordon B. Hinckley said during his conference address April 4. The announcement that a new temple would be built in Utah County was made last October in general conference, but no location was announced at that time.

The First Presidency announced April 7 that the American Fork Temple will be built on a site of approximately 20 acres at 900 North and 700 East, across the street east of the State Development Center. This site is part of a larger parcel of land the Church owns and which once served as a welfare farm.Groundbreaking and the start of construction will begin after the completion of architectural drawings and required government approvals.

President Hinckley, first counselor in the First Presidency, also spoke of the progress being made on other temples under construction or in planning stages, and announced that the Church is in the process of acquiring property in Spain for a temple and in at least three other nations.

He noted that the San Diego California Temple will be dedicated later this month [April 25-30T, and the temple in Bountiful, Utah, is scheduled to be dedicated in 1995.

"Construction is proceeding on another temple in Orlando, Fla.," President Hinckley continued. "Hopefully sometime this year we shall break ground for the St. Louis, Mo., Temple. A site has been secured in Connecticut and yet another in Northern England. Architectural work is proceeding on projected temples in Bogota, Colombia; Guayaquil, Ecuador; and in Hong Kong.

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