Sunday, October 5, 2008

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple

Yesterday in General Conference a temple was announced for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Until yesterday, Pennsylvania was the state in the United States with the third most members without a temple (behind Virginia and Wyoming). The temple will likely serve members in the 10 stakes and one district in Pennsylvania as well as the Cherry Hill New Jersey Stake and the Wilmington Delaware Stake.

With the announcement of the temples in Philadelphia and Kansas City, there are now 70 temples either currently operating, under construction or announced in the United States.

I think the most likely locations for future temples in the United States include
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Rogers, Arkansas
  • Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Layton, Utah
  • Cedar City, Utah
  • Price, Utah
  • Augusta, Maine

Temples are well established in the United States. We are not likely to see many new temples announced in the future outside of Utah until we start seeing more active membership growth and stake creations.

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