Inverness ..experience a gem in the Nature Coast of Florida Inverness is a true gem within the Nature Coast of Florida. Over the years, our city has retained its historic old town charm while developing and enhancing its parks and natural resources. Our unique completely renovated "Olde Towne" landscape offers diverse activities that rival many larger cities. We boast unique boutiques, local festivals, outdoor musicals, varied fine restaurants, a museum (located in our 1912 historic courthouse), parks, lakes, a 46-mile biking/hiking/nature trail (with bike rental available). You don't have to travel far to browse antique shops, take in a air boat ride, enjoy a fabulous fishing experience or paddle your way through our beautiful lake system. Located in Citrus County (founded 1887), our history dates back to 1889, when the original settlement called "Tompkinsville" was renamed Inverness, meaning "at the mouth of the river", given that name due to its relation to the Tsala Apopka chain of seven lakes. Inverness, Scotland may very well have been the inspiration for this name change and over 100 years later, it has become our sister city.while we cannot claim any Loch Ness sea monster sightings, you should have no problem locating many a cooter(our local mascot turtle), beautiful water fowl and alligator in our lakes. when you visit Inverness, you will be struck by the beauty and quaintness of our historic "Courthouse Square" shopping district, the centerpiece of which is our stately Historic Courthouse. Originally completed in 1912, it is one of only 15 remaing historic courthouses left in Florida and one of three that our virtually unaltered, having gone through a complete restoration in 2003. It was placed on the National registry of Historic Places on April 2, 1992 and serves as the home of the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum (CitrusCounty Historical Society). The museum focuses on the presentation of the county's history and heritage. Be sure to check out its permanent and special exhibits. The Inverness Business Leaders is a non-profit association of local businesses, professionals and residents that cooperatively advertise, promote, enhance and market our unique community as a destination area to live ,shop, dine and enjoy the beauty and cultural heritage of the Citrus County Seat.