Gainesville, Florida

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Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, Florida, is the proud home of the University of Florida Gators. The Gainesville MSA was ranked as the #1 place to live in North America in the 2007 and it was ranked as one of the “best places to live and play” in the United States by National Geographic Adventure.

LDS Population

LDS Members make up 1.10% of the population of Gainesville. In Florida, there are 136,549 members in 26 stakes, 184 wards, 50 branches, 5 missions, and 2 temple in Florida.

LDS History

Between April and June 1854, Phineas Young visited the Indian chiefs in Florida and distributed copies of the Book of Mormon. Missionaries began preaching in Pensacola in January 1895 and started a number of Sunday Schools. In 1906, Charles A. Callis became president of the Florida Conference. That same year, a meetinghouse was dedicated in Jacksonville. The first stake in Florida and in the South was created in Jacksonville on January 19, 1947, by Charles A. Callis of the Quorum of the Twelve.

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Current Weather

clear sky
humidity: 97%
H 80 • L 75
92 Degree

July Average High Temp

43 Degree

January Low Temp

Orlando Florida Temple

112 miles S of Gainesville

Family Friendly

With museums, hiking trails, fun attractions and great restaurants there is something for everyone in Gainesville.

Gainesville News

  • Sherry Emmons Brugman
    on July 31, 2021 at 4:52 am

    Sherry Emmons Brugman, 53, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday July 11, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. Born January 29, 1968 in ...

  • Florida lands commitment from 4-star in-state running back
    on July 30, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    15:34 WGFL CBS Gainesville Florida reports 110,000 new COVID-19 cases. 15:34 WGFL CBS Gainesville Hundreds sign petition for vaccine ...


Gainesville has a population of 127,488 people. Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida,