The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the location of the Charlotte North Carolina Temple, less than two months after a house of the Lord was announced for North Carolina’s most populous city.
Planned to be a single-story building of approximately 30,000 square feet, the temple will be built on a 5.9-acre site at 345 Providence Road S in Weddington, North Carolina, a southern suburb of Charlotte near the state’s border with South Carolina.
The location, a site map and the general description of the temple’s size, were published Tuesday, May 30, on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
More information about the temple — including an exterior rendering and a groundbreaking date — will be released later.
The Charlotte temple will be the second house of the Lord built in North Carolina. The Raleigh North Carolina Temple was dedicated in December 1999 by President Gordon B. Hinckley and then rededicated in October 2019 by President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
The Charlotte temple site is 120 miles southwest of the Raleigh temple and about 75 miles north of the Columbia South Carolina Temple.
Jedediah Grant was the first missionary in North Carolina, arriving in 1838 and organizing more than 200 Latter-day Saints into seven congregations over the next seven years.
In 1973, the Church’s membership was more than 16,000. Today, 50 years later, North Carolina is home to about 94,000 Latter-day Saints comprising more than 180 congregations.