Who Are The Mobile Azalea Trail Maids?
Trail Maid with a question.

Before you can learn about the history of the Azalea Trail Maids, you first must understand what and who a Trail Maid is exactly. The Azalea Trail Maids are a group of 50 high school senior girls who wear beautiful antebellum costumes and serve as "Official Ambassadors" to the city of Mobile.

So, what exactly is an "Official Ambassador" to the city? During their year on the court, the girls will make appearances at various city, county and national events. They will greet visitors to the city at these local appearances and must be knowledgeable of the history of the city, know local landmarks, and be able to provide information about Mobile and its surrounding areas. They are true symbols of Southern Hospitality.

My Azalea Trail Maid Group.
Azalea Trail Maids circa 1960.
My Azalea Trail Group at the 2000 City Interviews.
An Azalea
New Trail Maid Susanna with her congrats letter.
New Azalea Trail Maids at the Queen's Reception.
Home Page
History of the Mobile Azalea Trail
The Interview Process
What It Takes To Be An Azalea Trail Maid
Letter Day
The Queen's Reception
Trail Maids at the first step of the dress making process.
Example of Lavender Dress
Girls on stage at the America's Junior Miss.
Trail Maids at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Green Azalea Trail Maid
The Dress Making Process
Standards of the Trail Dress
Local Appearances
National Appearances
Mobile Jaycees and Young Women's Civic Club
What the Trail Maids Represent