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Columbus Ohio Temple

60th operating temple

Columbus Ohio Mormon Temple
Physical Address
3870 Gateway Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio  43228
United States
Mailing Address
1935 Marblecliff Crossing Ct
Columbus, OH  43204-4968
Telephone  614-351-5001
Facsimile  614-351-5099

Announcement:  25 April 1998
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:  12 September 1998 by John K. Carmack
Public Open House:  21–28 August 1999
Dedication:  4–5 September 1999 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site:  1.35 acres.
Exterior Finish:  Imperial Danby White variegated marble quarried from Vermont.
Ordinance Rooms:  Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area:  10,700 square feet.

Temple Locale

The Columbus Ohio Temple is located 150 miles south of Kirtland, Ohio, where the restored Church dedicated its first temple in 1836. The temple stands in a wooded area of western Columbus adjacent to a meetinghouse in the Columbus Ohio Stake. The beautiful white Vermont marble facing on the exterior was quarried near Sharon, Vermont, the birthplace of the Prophet Joseph Smith.


Temple Facts

The Columbus Ohio Temple is the first of the currently operating temples built in Ohio and the second of the latter-day temples built in Ohio, following the Kirtland Temple (1836).

Shortly after construction began on the Columbus Ohio Temple, the floor plan was altered to include an additional room where patrons who had traveled long distances could eat and change clothes before presenting themselves at the recommend desk. This feature was included in the design of subsequent temples, starting with the Spokane Washington Temple.


"Bible prophecies indicate that in the last dispensation of the gospel, there would be a restoration of all of the principles and practices of former dispensations, which includes temple-building and the performing of ordinances therein."
—David B. Haight

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