Casselman, Ontario

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Casselman
Village (lower-tier)
Village of Casselman
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Location of Casselman
Coordinates: 45°18′30″N 75°05′00″W / 45.30833°N 75.08333°W / 45.30833; -75.08333
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Prescott and Russell
Settled 1844
Government
 • Type Village
 • Mayor Conrad Lamadeleine
Area[1]
 • Land 5.15 km2 (1.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 3,275
 • Density 635.9/km2 (1,647/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal Code K0A 1M0
Area code(s) 613
Website www.casselman.ca

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

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. 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.

Demographics[edit]

Population:[2]

  • Population in 2006: 3275
  • Population in 2001: 2910
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: 13.2%
  • Population in 1996: 2877
  • Population in 1991: 2434

Total private dwellings, excluding seasonal cottages: 1235 (total: 1271)

Mother tongue:

  • French as first language: 83%
  • English as first language: 15%
  • English and French as first language: 1%
  • Other as first language: <6 %

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2006 Census
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

External links[edit]

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