Church releases site for new Teton River Idaho Temple

Initially announced as “Rexburg North,” the recently renamed temple will be the city’s second

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the site for the Teton River Idaho Temple.

The location in north Rexburg, Idaho, was published Monday, Sept. 19, on, along with a map of the temple site.

The announcement came on the same day that a site, exterior rendering and groundbreaking date were released for the Heber Valley Utah Temple.

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Teton River Idaho Temple

President Russell M. Nelson announced the new temple as “Rexburg North, Idaho” when he included it as one of the 13 new locations identified during October 2021 general conference. The city already is home to the dedicated and operating Rexburg Idaho Temple.

Planned as a three-story temple of approximately 130,000 square feet, the temple will be built on a 16.6-acre site northwest of Second East 2000 North in Rexburg, which also is home to the Church’s Brigham Young University-Idaho.

The First Presidency announced the “Teton River” name change on Aug. 15.

Detailed design plans for the temple are still being developed. Project leaders will soon start working with city officials on preliminary plans and will begin filing public documents in the coming months.

Besides the two temples in Rexburg, Idaho is home to seven other temples — dedicated and operating temples in Boise, Idaho Falls, Meridian, Pocatello and Twin Falls. A temple in Burley is under construction and another temple has been announced for Montpelier.

More than 470,000 Latter-day Saints in more than 1,200 congregations reside in the state.

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