Discovered 1922 Nov. 23 by G. Van Biesbroeck at Williams Bay. Independently discovered 1922 Dec. 14 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.
Named by the discoverer for the observatory where this planet was discovered. It was the first planet, Van Biesbroeck discovered at the Yerkes Observatory. (H95)
The name Yerkes also appear as a lunar crater.