The Palmyra Temple sits on a high ridge at the east end of the original 100 acres
of the Joseph Smith, Sr. farm in Manchester Township, New York. The temple was announced
by President Gordon B. Hinckley on the 21st of April, 1999. Ground was
broken that May and the temple was dedicated by President Hinckley on the 6th
of April, 2000, the 170th anniversary of the organization of the church.
It became the 77th temple in operation around the world and has approximately
10,700 square feet of floor space.