Inverness is a town in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,019 at the 2010 census. As the town had the largest cotton gin in the Delta, it served as a gathering place for farmers from the region when they brought their cotton for processing. The town was heavily damaged by a tornado in 1971.
The small town was virtually destroyed on February 21, 1971 when an F5 tornado of 40 or 50 storms struck more than a dozen towns in portions of Louisiana and Mississippi. A total of 36 people were killed in rural Mississippi as a result of the storm. Twenty-one of the victims were from Inverness, where a broad section of houses were destroyed.
Inverness is located at 33°21′10″N 90°35′31″W (33.352845, -90.591992).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.
Inverness is about 90 miles (140 km) north of Jackson.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,019 people living in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 50.7% Black, 47.6% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian and 0.2% from two or more races. 0.7% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.