The Veracruz Mexico Temple, located in Boca del Río in the Mexican state of Veracruz, is the 93rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The LDS Church announced on April 14, 1999 that it would be building a temple near the Mexican port city of Veracruz, Veracruz. The Veracruz temple, located in the adjacent city of Boca del Río some 10 km south of downtown Veracruz, is one of twelve Mormon temples in Mexico. Previously, local members had to travel all the way to the Mesa Arizona Temple in the United States.
The first Mormon missionaries didn't arrive in Veracruz until 1955. The first meetinghouse was built in 1961. At the dedication of the meetinghouse nearly 700 people were in attendance even though the meetinghouse would serve not quite 400. After the dedication of the meetinghouse the missionary work in the area grew rapidly.