The Winter Quarters Nebraska
Temple is the 104th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is located in Florence, now a neighborhood of Omaha
, Nebraska, USA, and formerly an independent city.Winter Quarters is considered hallowed ground for the members of the LDS Church.
It was the site where early members of the LDS Church settled after they were driven out of Nauvoo, Illinois. It was also where many Mormons, including many who came from Europe
, encamped before crossing the plains to the Salt Lake Valley. The Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple has a total area of 16,000 square feet (1,500 m²), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.At one time, it was intended to name the temple Winter Quarters Temple in contradiction to the standard naming convention.