During the War of the Ring, the Men of Lamedon led by Angbor, the Lord of Lamedon, were attacked here by the Corsairs. As the battle raged, Aragorn, along with the Grey Company and the Army of the Dead, came and the attackers fled, as did the Men of Lamedon, save for Angbor.
Linhir was the second largest city in Lebennin and also served as the province's port. It lay on the confluence of the rivers Gilrain and Serni, which were near the Mouths of Anduin. A road stretching from Erech all the way down into Harad also passed through the town.