The Historic downtown area gives Inverness a lot of notable character, while its surrounding forests and lakes provide a wealth of nature to enjoy. The community takes great pride in its town as well as hosting an array of outdoor activities and cultural events. In Inverness, neighbors and residents are like family.
The Old Citrus County Courthouse (constructed in 1912) is a historic site in Inverness, Florida located at 1 Courthouse Square. On April 17, 1992 it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum opened in the building in 2000, and is operated by the Citrus County Historical Society. Exhibits focus on local county history.
The second floor of the courthouse was restored to its original appearance in 2000. In 1961, scenes from the movie Follow That Dream, starring Elvis Presley, were filmed in the courtroom.
Inverness lies just slightly northwest of Orlando in the heart of Citrus County, Florida. Geographically, it is only a short drive (about 20 miles) from the shoreline. An area of the beach surrounded by the Crystal River Preserve State Park and the Chassahowitzka River and Coastal Swamps is directly west just before reaching the Crystal and Homosassa Bays that connect to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. This is one part of preserved, natural Florida shoreline unseen to most tourists’ eyes.
When most people visit Florida, they think of beaches, tanning lotion, and ocean. Here in Inverness, we offer something a little different. You haven’t truly visited Florida until you’ve hitched a ride on the 46-mile Withlacoochee Rails to Trails, a paved recreational trail perfect for cycling, runners, and the like. The miles of trails and parks seem endless, making Inverness the perfect destination for enjoying the great outdoors.
Whispering Pines Park is a crown jewel of Inverness. This 290-acre park complex, located only minutes from downtown and nestled among pine and hardwood trees, boasts active recreation in a pristine setting.
Inverness is a steadily growing population with a crime rate much lower than the U.S. average. It’s a town with tremendous respect for the environment and its long, imperative history. It is truly “the heart of Citrus County,” and a graciously relaxing community to call home.