Casselman, Ontario

Casselman is a village in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the South Nation River.

Casselman
Village of Casselman
Municipalité de Casselman
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Casselman within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Casselman within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Casselman is located in Southern Ontario
Casselman
Casselman
Casselman within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Coordinates: 45°18′30″N 75°05′00″W / 45.30833°N 75.08333°W / 45.30833; -75.08333
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyPrescott and Russell
Settled1844
Government
 • TypeMayor
 • MayorDaniel Lafleur
 • MPsFrancis Drouin
 • MPPsAmanda Simard
Area
 • Land5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total3,548
 • Density693.4/km2 (1,796/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal Code
K0A 1M0
Area code(s)613
Websitewww.casselman.ca

It is a village on the Trans-Canada Highway 417 between Ottawa and Montreal at the crossroads of Regional Road 7, about 55 km southeast of downtown Ottawa. Highway 138 to Cornwall and the USA is minutes away. It is served by a station on the Montreal-Ottawa Via Rail train, twice a day in each direction. It is also served by Greyhound Canada on the Montreal-Ottawa route, four times a day in each direction.

Casselman is surrounded on all sides by The Nation since Casselman citizens refused to join the fusion of municipalities.

The village was named after Martin Casselman who built a sawmill near the site of the current town in 1844. Its post office was established in 1857.[2] The village installed modern water and sewer services that became operational in 1977.

Casselman hosted L'écho d'un peuple, at Ferme Drouin, one of the biggest shows ever presented in Ontario, until the organization ran into financial trouble in 2008.

DemographicsEdit

Casselman, Ontario historical populations
YearPop.±%
19912,434—    
19962,877+18.2%
20012,910+1.1%
20063,275+12.5%
20113,626+10.7%
20163,548−2.2%
[3][1]

Total private dwellings, excluding seasonal cottages: 1,435 (total: 1,480)[1]

Mother tongue:[1]

  • French as first language: 79.3%
  • English as first language: 17.4%
  • English and French as first language: 1.9%
  • Other as first language: 1.4%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Casselman, Village". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Hamilton, William (1978). The Macmillan Book of Canadian Place Names. Toronto: Macmillan. p. 140. ISBN 0-7715-9754-1.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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Coordinates: 45°18′N 75°05′W / 45.300°N 75.083°W / 45.300; -75.083