Palmyra New York Temple was the 100th temple announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The Palmyra New York Temple was dedicated on April 6, 2000. Exactly 170 years after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally organized!
The Palmyra Temple is situated on the Smith Family Farm, where Joseph Smith grew up and where he received his visitation from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Learn more facts about Joseph Smith here.
The Palmyra New York Temple was the first temple built in New York.
The Palmyra Temple was one of three temples built on historic sites for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The other two are the Nauvoo Illinois Temple and the Nebraska Winter Quarters Temple.
President Hinckley wanted all, who are able, to be a part of the dedication of the Palmyra Temple. So, the dedication was broadcasted throughout North America via encrypted satellite. There were an estimated 1.5 million members in attendance!
The windows in the Palmyra New York Temple are simply amazing! They required about 17,000 individually cut pieces of glass, you can read more about the temple windows here.
The magnificent windows throughout the Palmyra New York Temple reflect the theme of the sacred grove, and the sacred events in Joseph Smiths life.
The exterior granite, on the temple, was quarried near Joseph Smiths birth place in Vermont.
The symbolism on the outside of the Palmyra Temple include the sun, moon, and star symbols are engraved in the stone on the Palmyra Temple.
The Palmyra Temple is one of the small temple built in the time of Gordon B. Hinckley and it is only 10,700 square feet.
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Places to Visit in Palmyra, New York:
Smith Family Home
Martin Harris Home
Alvin Smith’s grave