City History

Inverness Welcome Sign The City of Inverness, incorporated in 1919, encompasses 7 square miles of hilly terrain and is bordered on the East by the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes.

While few would consider Inverness metropolitan, the downtown is distinguished by buildings of character, stature, and significance to the residents of Citrus County. The most prominent, the 1912 Historic Court House, now stands center stage as a focal point in the re-invigorated downtown. Visitors who walk the halls, climb its steps, or experience the view of the courtroom cannot help but feel the weight of history and pride that is so evident in the rich wood and majestic granite that make this building special. A museum depicting the history of Citrus County may be enjoyed on the first floor of the building.


Main Street Business District

Rich in history, yet only a few blocks long, the sidewalks and buildings seem to speak of the quaintness of the past, the ever present charm of today and the possibilities of the future in
downtown Inverness.

A Downtown Historic Tour Guide is available for those who might decide to personally experience the area. This guide covers much of the historical information contained on this website.

Historic Plaque Program

In the year 2000, the City of Inverness began a historic plaque program, which officially documents, records and celebrates the importance of the building, as well as its tenants, in the city heritage.

Other Structures of Interest

While other historic structures are not located within downtown proper and may not be formally recognized by a permanent plaque, they are recognized for their part in the story of how the City of Inverness came to be.


You can learn more about the history of Inverness by reading about the various neighborhoods that help develop the flavor of our City.