Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addresses the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY — Two years after the LDS Church announced it would build a temple in Cedar City, Utah, construction is now scheduled to begin.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Cedar City Utah Temple is scheduled Aug. 8, according to an announcement released Monday by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The temple's location, 300 South Cove Dr. in Cedar City, also was announced Monday, though it has been known by many in the area.

The groundbreaking will be private, with attendance by invitation only. However, the services will be transmitted to stake centers within the temple district.

Church President Thomas S. Monson announced the temple at the the faith's general conference in April 2013.

The groundbreaking will be the second for an LDS temple this year. Church officials broke ground on the Star Valley Wyoming Temple last month.

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