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Southworth Creek
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lincoln
Physical characteristics
Main source Burnt Timber Mountain
Siuslaw National Forest
1,231 ft (375 m)
River mouth Alsea River
near Waldport
7 ft (2.1 m)
Length 3 mi (4.8 km)

Southworth Creek is a stream, about 5 miles (8 km) long, in Lincoln County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is a tributary of the Alsea River, which it enters upstream of Waldport and the Pacific Ocean. It flows north from the slopes of Burnt Timber Mountain to join the larger stream at an elevation of just 7 feet (2.1 m) above sea level.

Southworth Creek was named for Lewis Southworth, a former slave who settled there in the 1880s. It was originally called Darkey Creek until the Oregon Geographic Names Board was asked to officially change the name.

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