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The temple originally was to be built in the affluent suburb of Forest Hills, but the plan was turned down by city commissioners due to zoning rules.[3] It was eventually built next to an existing meetinghouse in Franklin using the church's small temple plan. 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. The temple serves church members in central and eastern Tennessee and western Kentucky.

Nashville Tennessee Temple
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Number 84 edit data
Dedicated May 21, 2000 (May 21, 2000) by
James E. Faust
Site 6.86 acres (2.8 hectares)
Floor area 10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Preceded by Tampico Mexico Temple
Followed by Villahermosa Mexico Temple
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Coordinates: 35°56′55.82039″N 86°51′37.18439″W / 35.9488389972°N 86.8603289972°W / 35.9488389972; -86.8603289972 The Nashville Tennessee Temple is the 84th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).[2] It is located in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, approximately 20 miles (32 km) southwest of central Nashville.

During the open house held May 6–13, 2000, almost 25,000 people toured the temple. James E. Faust, of the church's First Presidency, dedicated the Nashville Tennessee Temple on May 21, 2000.[2]

The Nashville Tennessee Temple has a total floor area of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.[2]


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  1. ^ Several dozen temples, built from identical plans.
  2. ^ a b c "Facts and figures: Nashville Tennessee Temple", Church News, May 27, 2000
  3. ^ "Mormon church decides against court appeal; plans smaller temple". Associated Press. April 20, 1998. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2012.


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