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.