Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,130 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Garfield County.
Burwell is host to 'Nebraska's Big Rodeo,' an annual event usually held the last weekend of July. This has been an important event for the town's economy and has been a staple for over 80 years.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Burwell has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.