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Overview

History

This temple sits overlooking a chain of lakes on the edge of the Orlando suburb of Windermere in an area described as one of Florida's most beautiful locations. The temple is characterized by its white exterior, graceful columns, arched windows, and delightful water features. Palms trees and shrubs are planted generously across the temple grounds that are open to the public. Across the street from the temple is the Orlando Florida South Stake Center.

The Orlando Florida Temple was the first temple built in Florida. The Orlando Florida Temple is one of only two temples dedicated by President Howard W. Hunter during his brief time as president of the Church. (The other is the Bountiful Utah Temple.)

In its official announcement of the Orlando Florida Temple as Florida's first temple, the First Presidency stated, "We have selected Orlando because it is a central location with good highways from all parts of the state."


Temple presidents

Notable temple presidents have included:

Temple District

Northern Florida

See Also Florida List of Stakes of the Church

  1. Brandon Florida Stake
  2. Cocoa Florida Stake
  3. Deland Florida Stake
  4. Gainesville Florida Stake
  5. Jacksonville Florida East Stake
  6. Jacksonville Florida South Stake
  7. Jacksonville Florida West Stake
  8. Lake City Florida Stake
  9. Lake Mary Florida Stake
  10. Lakeland Florida Stake
  11. Leesburg Florida Stake
  12. Ocala Florida Stake
  13. Odessa Florida Stake
  14. Orlando Florida Stake
  15. Orlando Florida South Stake
  16. Orlando Florida West Stake
  17. Orlando Florida Hunters Creek Stake
  18. Panama City Florida Stake
  19. Sarasota Florida Stake
  20. St Petersburg Florida Stake
  21. Tallahassee Florida Stake
  22. Tampa Florida Stake
  23. Vero Beach Florida Stake

Southeast Georgia

See also Georgia List of Stakes of the Church

  1. Kingsland Georgia Stake

Access

Template:Main article Temple access is available to church members who hold a current temple recommend, as is the case with all operating Latter-day Saints temples. An adjacent visitors center is open to the public. An LDS Church meetinghouse is across the street on the East, which is also open to the public.


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Orlando Florida Temple

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Orlando Florida Temple sits overlooking a chain of lakes on the edge of the Orlando suburb of Windermere in an area described as one of Florida's most beautiful locations. The temple is characterized by its white exterior, graceful columns, arched windows, and delightful water features. Palms trees and shrubs are planted generously across the temple grounds that are open to the public.

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