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Citrus County

Year Founded: 1919


Recorded history states that Inverness was named after a lonely Scotsman. Gazing upon the blue waters of the Indian-named Lake Tsala Apopka, the Scotsman thought it looked like Inverness, Scotland, and so the name evolved. The first city seal of the City of Inverness depicted a comparison of items of interest in both towns, such as the Loch Ness monster/alligator, courthouse/parliament house, lakes, livestock and produce. The new city seal is much more passive in nature, portraying the tranquility of the lakes and shoreline, which dominate the city. Inverness became the county seat in 1891.

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