The lots comprising the Fort Leazer District were among the first of Scriba's Patent to be sold. Surveyor Benjamin Wright acquired 2 lots in 1794 and received his deed in 1795. Over time, numerous members of the Everts family settled the area; so many in fact that the area became known as the Everts Settlement. 

There never was a military establishment in the area and the name remains a mystery. One story suggests that the "fort" part of the name resulted from a snow fort built in the school yard by children who defended it from kids from a neighboring district. Yet another tale suggests that a "tramp soldier" who fought in Florida during the Seminole war and had served during his enlistment at a fort named Leazer, attended a meeting called to define the boundry of area's school district and that he blurted out "Fort Leazer forever". Apparently the citizenry considered the name worthy of the district

Fort Leaser

Everts Settlement