The LDS Church will build its recently announced Brigham City temple at 250 S. Main St., directly across the street west from the church's Brigham City Tabernacle.
When completed, it will bring the total of Utah temples to 14.
LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced the Brigham City temple, along with four others in Concepción, Chile; Fortaleza, Brazil; Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sapporo, Japan, at the church's 179th Semiannual General Conference earlier this month.
The Brigham City temple will serve the community of 18,700, named after the second LDS prophet, Brigham Young. Currently, members of the seven LDS stakes in southern Box Elder County go to the always-busy Ogden Temple, while those in the northern part of the county attend the Logan Temple.
To members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, temples are the house of the Lord, the most sacred place on Earth. LDS temples contain a series of small rooms used for religious instruction, contemplation and ceremonies, such as weddings, in which couples are "sealed" together for eternity. Mormons also perform temple ordinances, including baptism, for deceased ancestors.
Mormons believe that temple attendance strengthens Latter-day Saints' commitment to living Christian principles, emphasizes personal spiritual growth and increases devotion to family.