Burwell Butter Factory
(402) 350-6740
Ode to the Burwell Butter Factory
This story is about four local small town folks named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done of supporting small town businesses by shopping locally.

Everybody in town was sure Everybody visiting the Calamus Reservoir would keep their town afloat.

Everybody at the Calamus was sure Everybody in town was shopping locally.

Anybody could have done this essential task, but Nobody did it.

Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody did not do it.

It ended that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

We encourage Everybody to support the many excellent local business establishments available in Burwell.


The Burwell Butter Factory was the scenic Sandhill's largest antique store with established national & statewide traffic. It was a pleasure to do business with the fine folks from Garfield County. It is the memories of the locals that cared enough to shop at the Burwell Butter Factory that we now cherish.

Your business was sincerely appreciated.

In 2009, we joined Dave and Tami Thompson to start the Antique Capital of Nebraska. We spent four years and four months unloading the Butter Factory. The massive oak cabinetry featured in the Burwell Butter Factory have been installed in the LC Abbott Antique Emporium at 417 Main Street. Our national customer base now travels to Sargent to pick up their furniture purchases at Carriage House 201 US HWY 183. The Five & Ten opens soon in the historic Masonic Lodge at 301 Main Street. Please save a third Saturday of the month to drive a quick 20 minute trip to visit us. We look forward to serving our loyal customers and friends in Sargent.