Battles tend to be fought in areas that are strategically important, which is why some sites were the location of battle after battle throughout history - for example Chaeronea. Another example is Meggido.
Apparently the first battle of Meggido was fought on the 9th of May 1457 BC - it's the first 'well recorded' battle we have, its details carved into the walls at Karnak, so maybe the date is correct. There Thutmose III routed the Canaanites, and expanded the Egyptian Empire. (Incidentally, the revolt in the area had started under Hatshepsut, who is one of the first women warriors.
In 609 BC the Egyptians of Necho II marched into Judah; he routed Josiah's army at Meggido, and slew him.
In 1918 another battle at Meggido led to the British conquest of Palestine during WWI.
Not surprisingly Meggido is hotly tipped to be the site of the 'final battle' - Armageddon.