Columbia South Carolina Temple facts, figures

Location: Corner of Trotter Road and Caughman Road in the southeastern outskirts of Columbia.

Temple presidency: David V. Yarn, president; John L. Graham, first counselor; William E. Watkins, second counselor.

Rooms: Celestial room, two ordinance rooms seating 40 people each, two sealing rooms and a baptistry.

Size: 11,700 square feet.

Construction information: Architect: Watson-Tate Architects Inc. Contractor: Walbridge Aldinger.

District: Stakes headquartered in Columbia, Charleston, Florence and Greenville, S.C.; Asheville, Charlotte and Hickory, N.C.; Augusta and Savannah, Ga.; and Kingsport, Tenn.

Pertinent facts: Announced Sept. 11, 1998; open house Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 1999, excluding Oct. 2-3; nearly 20,000 attended; dedicated in six sessions with four on Saturday, Oct. 16, and two on Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley with participation of Elders Dallin H. Oaks and M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve and Elder Monte J. Brough of the Seventy.

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