Most recently announced temple locations in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
The latest announced Latter-day Saint temple locations in each of those three northern Mountain States are Missoula, Montana; Montpelier, Idaho; and Cody, Wyoming
Status of temples in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming|
Aaron Thorup, for the Church News
Status of temples in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
Aaron Thorup, for the Church News
Site location for the new Montpelier Idaho Temple.
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Exterior of the Montpelier Tabernacle in Montpelier, Idaho.
Trent Toone, Deseret News
Montpelier Tabernacle, Idaho, 1918.
Provided by Paul L. Anderson, BYU Museum of Art
Missoula, Montana; Montpelier, Idaho; and Cody, Wyoming, are the latest announced Latter-day Saint temple locations in each of those three northern Mountain States.
At the close of April 2022 general conference, Church President Russell M. Nelson listed 17 areas for future temples: Missoula; Montpelier; Wellington, New Zealand; Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo; Barcelona, Spain; Birmingham, United Kingdom; Cusco, Peru; Maceió and Santos, Brazil; San Luis Potosí and Mexico City Benemérito, Mexico; Tampa, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee; Cleveland, Ohio; Wichita, Kansas; Austin, Texas; and Modesto, California.
The most recently announced temple in Wyoming, at Cody, was among 13 listed in 10 countries by President Nelson during October 2021 general conference.
No groundbreaking dates or architect renderings have been made public for the three temples.
A specific site has been identified for the Montpelier temple: 2.6 acres where Montpelier’s previous City Hall was torn down in March 2021 and across the street from the Montpelier Tabernacle, a 1,200-seat semicircular building constructed in 1917.
The Montpelier temple is planned to be a two-story structure of about 27,000 square feet, or about the size of the Phoenix Arizona, Denver Colorado or Arequipa Peru temples.
Cody Wyoming Temple
• Cody, in northwest Wyoming, is the nearest city to the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The 2020 census lists Cody with a population of 10,028. It is the county seat of Park County, which has about 30,000 residents.
• Wyoming is home to about 67,000 Church members in 19 stakes and 172 wards and branches.
• Northwest Wyoming has three stakes. The first, in Lovell, was organized in 1901; Latter-day Saint pioneers had settled in the Big Horn Basin in 1893.
• Cody is currently in the Billings Montana Temple district, which comprises six Wyoming stakes and eight Montana stakes. Cody is about 100 miles from Billings, 220 miles from Casper and 250 miles from the Star Valley Wyoming Temple (for the portion of the year that Yellowstone roads are open).
Missoula Montana Temple
• Montana is home to about 51,000 Church members in 13 stakes and more than 120 congregations.
• The westernmost area of Montana has four stakes; the first was organized in 1957, in Missoula.
• Missoula is currently in the Spokane Washington Temple district, which comprises seven stake in Washington, six in Idaho and three in Montana, and two wards in British Columbia. Spokane is about 200 miles from Missoula. The Kalispell area is in the temple district of the Cardston Alberta Temple, about 160 miles from Kalispell.
Montpelier Idaho Temple
• Ninth temple in Idaho. Dedicated temples are found in Boise, Idaho Falls, Meridian, Pocatello, Rexburg and Twin Falls. The Burley Idaho Temple is under construction; ground was broken two months ago. A second temple in Rexburg is in planning stages after being announced by President Nelson in October 2021 general conference.
• Montpelier is in Bear Lake Valley in the southeast corner of Idaho. The city has about 2,600 residents. It is the largest city in Bear Lake County, which has 6,545 residents, according to the Census Bureau.
• There are three stakes in Bear Lake Valley. The first of the three was organized in 1869 as the Bear Lake Stake and is now the Paris Idaho Stake. It includes wards in Idaho and Utah. More than 15,000 Latter-day Saints live in the proposed temple district, which includes congregations in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
• Montpelier is currently in the Star Valley Wyoming Temple district, which comprises three stakes in Wyoming and two in Idaho. The Star Valley temple is in Afton, Wyoming, about 45 miles from Montpelier. Other nearby temples are in Logan, Utah (70 miles away), and Pocatello, Idaho (90 miles). The Paris Stake is in the current Logan Utah Temple district.
More about temples announced around the world
- Learn about the 2 temple locations announced in Brazil this year
- Recently announced temple locations in the southern United States
- Areas of recently announced temples in Spanish-speaking South America
- Learn about areas of recently announced temples in California, Oregon
- Temples announced in 2021 for Idaho, Montana
- Areas of temples announced in Brazil during 2021
- 3 areas in Mexico where temples were announced in 2021
- Temple plans in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico announced in 2021
- Utah, Nevada cities with announced temples
- European areas where new temples were announced in early 2021
- African areas where new temples were announced during April 2021 general conference