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Updated Article: Smithfield Temple Location Announced

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the specific location of a new, relatively large temple planned for Smithfield.

According to a Thursday announcement on the church’s website, the Smithfield temple will be constructed on a 13.3-acre site at the intersection of 800 West and 100 North, near Birch Creek Elementary. The church purchased the property last summer and is currently leasing it out for agricultural use while the planning, still in early stages, proceeds.

 

Like many people, Smithfield resident Kristine Atwood said she was surprised by the announcement of a temple so close to the historic pioneer temple in Logan, but then she was pleased to learn it's going to be built a few blocks away from her home. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.