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Plans announced for temple in Tennessee

The Church plans to build a temple in the Nashville, Tenn., area, the First Presidency has announced.

In a letter to stake presidents in the Nashville area, the First Presidency said the temple will be completed "following the appropriate land acquisition and construction timetables."The temple will serve a number of stakes in the general vicinity of Nashville.

There are 46 temples now in operation. The one in Nashville will be the seventh temple in the United States, east of the Mississippi River. Other temples east of the Mississippi are operating in Atlanta, Ga.; Washington D.C.; Chicago, Ill.; and Orlando, Fla. A temple is under construction in St. Louis, Mo., and another is planned for Hartford, Conn.