October 3, 2022 - 5:37 pm
Updated October 4, 2022 - 1:04 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a second temple in Las Vegas near Lone Mountain.
The temple will be located near North Grand Canyon Drive and West Alexander Road, according to records from the Clark County Assessor’s office. Records show the lot for the temple was purchased in July for $12.5 million.
President Russell M. Nelson announced the new temple on Sunday during the church’s twice-yearly conference in Salt Lake City. Seventeen other temples were also announced, including four in Mexico and two in the Philippines.
The Lone Mountain Nevada Temple is the fourth LDS temple in the Silver State, with other locations including Las Vegas near Frenchman Mountain, and Reno. Construction for a temple in Elko began earlier this year.
Nevada is home to 180,000 members and 360 congregations, making up 6 percent of the state’s population, according to a news release from the church.
Church leaders have not announced when the temple would begin construction or when the temple is expected to open.