Splitting arries

If I use a Array Modifier to make a hall of columns effect is it possible to make one of the columns it’s own mesh it be worked on its own? The way it is now when I go to select one of the columns it highlights all that were made with the array. Would I be better off just making the columns their own mesh’s to start with?

Thank you.

You would have to Apply the modifier. That’s the whole point of the array modifier, it is an array of duplicate objects.