Angel Pine is the only settlement in Whetstone county and is the most remote town in San Andreas, with the nearest civilization of San Fierro several in-game hours drive away.
The town is thought to be named for the surrounding forest of fictional Angel Pine trees, whose name may be a portmanteau originating from the Angelina National Forest in East Texas, which is heavily blanketed in Pine trees.
The town is likely the heart of the San Andreas logging industry, with logs from the operations at The Panopticon site thought to be destined for the town’s large Sawmill for processing and shipping. Angel Pine residents live in the shadow of nearby Mount Chiliad which dwarfs the town, sitting sheltered by the thick canvas of Shady Creek’s forest to the east and northeast.
Players have theorized the town may also take its name from the Angel on Rock phenomena, however, this seems unlikely as the rock is situated a substantial distance from the town in neighbouring Flint County and may only be the result of a texture glitch. Others believe the town’s name may stem from the Mount Chiliad Angel phenomena.
Angel Pine Shanty
A dilapidated shack, which players have termed the Angel Pine Shanty, lies unassumingly in open grassland to the southwest of town. Myth hunters believe the shanty to be the habitat of one of the local reported cryptids, such as Bigfoot or Piggsy, however no substantial evidence has been found to support this claim.