Portions of the John Carpenter film The Fog as well as most of his film Village of the Damned were shot in and around Inverness.
The town is 15 miles or so from Drake's Bay on the Pacific Ocean, named after Sir Francis Drake, who explored the coast in the 16th Century.
The region became the property of James Shafter, who began to develop the property in the 1890s.
It became a summer resort where people from San Francisco and Oakland came to camp, hike and swim in Tomales Bay.
The population density was 237.9 people per square mile 100.1/km²).