Inverness has a population of less than 1000. Situated in the Appalachian Mountains, on Route 267, it is the eastern doorway to the MRC de l’Érable. Inverness covers a territory of 176 square kilometres and has a population density of about 5 people per square kilometre.
The colonization of Inverness goes back to the very beginning of the 19 th century, with the arrival of settlers from The United States Of America, England, Ireland and Scotland. Before them, Algonquian Indians used the land for hunting and fishing. To discover Inverness is to understand not only the people of yesterday but also those of today. The American, English, Irish and Scottish pioneers have all left their mark. Today you can still see some of the churches and many cemeteries of different denominations that have survived through time. Nestled in the mountains and beside streams, they remain as part of our heritage, as do the century-old houses that warm our hearts by portraying the harmony that exists among the different architectural styles.