|Village of Casselman|
Municipalité de Casselman
Casselman within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell
|County||Prescott and Russell|
|• Mayor||Daniel Lafleur|
|• MPs||Francis Drouin|
|• MPPs||Amanda Simard|
|• Land||5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||693.4/km2 (1,796/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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. 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.
Total private dwellings, excluding seasonal cottages: 1,435 (total: 1,480)
- 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%