The Vernal Utah Temple is the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be converted from an existing building. The temple was constructed inside the walls of the former Uintah Stake Tabernacle, one of Uintah County’s most historic structures. The goal of such an undertaking was to preserve the efforts and history of the Mormon settlers of the Ashley Valley and bring a temple closer to Church members. The Vernal Utah Temple is the 51st operating temple of the Church, serving Latter-day Saints in parts of eastern-central Utah as well as in Colorado and Wyoming.
The 33,400-square-foot temple sits on 1.6 acres. Black domes crown the temple’s two white towers and are visible from Highway 191. The temple’s east tower was built during the building’s restoration, and a statue of the angel Moroni, a prophet from the Book of Mormon, faces east at the top of the tower. The temple’s brick exterior reflects the popular architectural styles of Latter-day Saint design in the early 20th century as well as the modest design objectives of the tabernacle’s original architect.
170 South 400 West
VERNAL, UTAH 84078-2536
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