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Nauvoo Illinois Temple

Nauvoo Illinois Temple

50 North Wells Street
Nauvoo, Illinois

Plans to construct the temple were announced 4 April 1999, Church leaders broke ground 24 October 1999, and Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1995 to 2008, dedicated the Nauvoo Illinois Temple 27 June 2002. The temple serves Latter-day Saints in western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

The 47,000-square-foot temple’s exterior is limestone quarried in Alabama.

Currently, there are more than 20 temples in various stages of construction or have been announced throughout the world.

Visit MormonTemples.org for additional information.

Nauvoo Illinois Temple


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