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The Nashville Tennessee Temple is the 84th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

After five and a half years the Nashville Tennessee Temple is finally completed and members are grateful. The original site for the temple was changed because after three years of trying to gain approval, a court of law decided not to approve zoning and the Mormon Church did not appeal the decision.

Instead a smaller Mormon temple than was planned was built next to an existing meetinghouse about twenty miles southwest of Nashville. During the temple open house held May 6-13, 2000, almost 25,000 people toured the temple. Non-members were given a chance to see what a Mormon temple looks like inside. Buryl McClurg, the newly called temple president said, “They have been so good and so kind, so generous in their comments about what they see. I think it’s been a unifying kind of experience." [1]

James E. Faust dedicated the Nashville Tennessee Temple on 21 May 2000. During the dedicatory prayer he said, “This sacred structure stands as a monument before the world of our belief in the immortality of the human soul and that a great work is going forward on the other side of the veil to bring blessings to those who will accept the ordinances which will be performed in their behalf in this Thy house.” [1]

The temple's exterior is constructed from Imperial Danby White Marble and has a single spire topped with the familiar statue of the angel Moroni. It will serve 13,000 members in the Tennessee area. The Nashville Tennessee Temple has a total of 10,700 square feet, two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms. About a month previous to the dedication of the temple in Nashville, another Mormon temple had been dedicated in Memphis.



  1. "News of the Church," Ensign, Aug. 2000, 74

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